verb (used with object)
- aleppo boil,
- aleppo gall,
- aleppo pine,
Origin of alert
Examples from the Web for alert
Minutes before an airplane hit the water, an alert would go out.Red Tape and Black Boxes: Why We Keep ‘Losing’ Airliners in 2014|Clive Irving|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I also want to alert you to the broader circumstances of my incarceration.An American Marine in Iran’s Prisons Goes on Hunger Strike|IranWire|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They walk closely together, tense, and alert in their movements.
Most people are expected to self-monitor and alert authorities if their temperature rises.
If someone finds a great spot to set up camp miles away, they can alert friends from other groups.
In fact, the alert, quiet manner of all the cowboys was not reassuring.The Light of Western Stars|Zane Grey
At one end of the low-ceiled apartment are busy clerks behind a counter, alert and cheerful.A Little Journey in the World|Charles Dudley Warner
When a twig speaks under a deer in his passage through the woods, the sound is sharp, dainty, alert.Wood Folk at School|William J. Long
Besides, a scout is supposed to be wideawake and on the alert.The Boy Scouts of the Naval Reserve|Robert Shaler
But it was the first idea that occurred to us, and put us all on the alert.Under the Red Robe|Stanley Weyman
adjective (usually postpositive)
- on guard against danger, attack, etc
- watchful; readyon the alert for any errors
Word Origin for alert
"on the watch," 1590s, from French alerte "vigilant" (17c.), from phrase à l'erte "on the watch," from Italian all'erta "to the height," from erta "lookout, high tower," noun use of fem. of erto, past participle of ergere "raise up," from Latin erigere "raise" (see erect). The adjective is attested from 1610s, the noun from 1803, and the verb from 1868. Related: Alerted; alerting.
see on the alert.