Definitions For Alert


  • An automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger
  • A warning serves to make you more alert to danger
  • Condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action


  • Warn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness
  • Something (such as a message or loud sound) that tells people there is some danger or problem : an alarm or signal of danger
  • The state of being ready for something you have been warned about (such as an attack)
  • To give (someone) important information about a possible problem, danger, etc. : to warn (someone)
  • To make (someone) aware of something


  • Engaged in or accustomed to close observation


  • Mentally perceptive and responsive
  • Quick and energetic

Is Alert a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Alert is worth 5 points in Scrabble and 6 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Alert in a Sentence

  • An alert guard stopped the robbers.
  • He was tired and had trouble staying alert while he was driving.
  • She wasn't mentally alert enough to answer the questions.
  • They sounded an alert when enemy planes were approaching the city.
  • Medical officials have put out an alert to hospitals to look out for the virus.
  • The government has issued a terrorism alert.
  • Several neighbors alerted the authorities when they noticed strangers acting suspiciously.
  • The governor alerted island residents that a hurricane was coming.
  • The teacher alerted the students that tests would be given the next day.

Synonyms for Alert

Antonyms for Alert

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