alert ADJECTIVE 1) quick to notice and respond to danger or unusual circumstances. 2) quick-thinking; intelligent.
NOUN 1) the state of being alert. 2) a warning of danger.
VERB warn of a danger or problem.
DERIVATIVES alertly adverb alertness noun.
ORIGIN from Italian all' erta 'to the watchtower' .

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