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a·lert / əˈlərt/ • adj. quick to notice any unusual and potentially dangerous or difficult circumstances; vigilant. ∎  able to think clearly; intellectually active. • n. the state of being watchful for danger: forces placed on alert. ∎  an announcement or signal warning of danger: a bomb alert. ∎  a period of vigilance in response to such a warning: traffic was halted during the alert. • v. [tr.] warn (someone) of a danger, threat, or problem, typically with the intention of having it avoided or dealt with: he alerted people to the dangers of smoking police were alerted after three men drove away without paying. PHRASES: on the alert vigilant and prepared. DERIVATIVES: a·lert·ly adv. a·lert·ness n.

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Alert (əlûrt´), settlement, on Ellesmere Island, extreme N Nunavut Territory, Canada, on the Arctic Ocean. It is the most northerly permanent settlement in the world. The settlement has a radio and meteorological station and a landing strip operated jointly by Canada and the United States.

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alert adj. XVII. — F. alerte, earlier allerte, à l'airte — It. all'erta on the watch, f. erta look-out (tower).

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