from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A condition of heightened alertness or preparedness, especially to guard against imminent danger.
- noun A warning of or signal indicating imminent danger.
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- interjection A warning that indicates an emergency situation.
- interjection A state of readiness to deal with such emergency situation.
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- noun the highest level of alert when an attack by the enemy seems imminent (or more generally a state of alert resulting from imminent danger)
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