See also: Alert

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From French alerte (alert), from the phrase à l'erte (on the watch), from Italian all'erta (to the height), from erta (lookout, tower).[1]

AdjectiveEdit

alert (comparative more alert, superlative most alert)

  1. Attentive; awake; on guard.
  2. (obsolete) brisk; nimble; moving with celerity.
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NounEdit

alert (plural alerts)

  1. An alarm.
  2. A notification of higher importance than an advisory.
  3. (military) A state of readiness for potential combat.
    an airborne alert; ground alert
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Etymology 2Edit

Formed within English by conversion, from alert (adj). Compare French alerter.[2]

VerbEdit

alert (third-person singular simple present alerts, present participle alerting, simple past and past participle alerted)

  1. To give warning to.
TranslationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "alert, adj. and n.", OED Online, revised Sep. 2012 for Oxford English Dictionary, 3rd ed.. Oxford University Press.
  2. ^ "alert, v.", OED Online, revised Sep. 2012 for Oxford English Dictionary, 3rd ed.. Oxford University Press.

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French alerte.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

alert (comparative alerter, superlative alertst)

  1. alert

InflectionEdit

Inflection of alert
uninflected alert
inflected alerte
comparative alerter
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial alert alerter het alertst
het alertste
indefinite m./f. sing. alerte alertere alertste
n. sing. alert alerter alertste
plural alerte alertere alertste
definite alerte alertere alertste
partitive alerts alerters

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DescendantsEdit

  • Negerhollands: allert

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French alerte.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

alert (strong nominative masculine singular alerter, comparative alerter, superlative am alertesten)

  1. alert

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

  • alert” in Duden online
  • alert” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

PolishEdit

 
Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French alerte, from Italian all'erta.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

alert m inan

  1. alert (a device used to alarm people)
    Synonym: alarm
  2. alert (a sound used to alarm people)
    Synonym: alarm
  3. alert (the state of being alerted)
  4. (military) alert (a state of readiness for potential combat)
  5. (technology) alert
    Synonym: powiadomienie

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

adjective

Further readingEdit

  • alert in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • alert in Polish dictionaries at PWN

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French alerte.

AdjectiveEdit

alert m or n (feminine singular alertă, masculine plural alerți, feminine and neuter plural alerte)

  1. wide-awake

DeclensionEdit


SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

alert (comparative alertare, superlative alertast)

  1. alert

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of alert
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular alert alertare alertast
Neuter singular alert alertare alertast
Plural alerta alertare alertast
Masculine plural3 alerte alertare alertast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 alerte alertare alertaste
All alerta alertare alertaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic

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