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alert British & World English

Quick to notice any unusual and potentially dangerous or difficult circumstances; vigilant

alert English Thesaurus

police have asked neighbours to be alert after a spate of burglaries in the area

AMBER Alert British & World English

An emergency response system that disseminates information about a missing person (usually a child), by media broadcasting or electronic roadway signs

spoiler alert British & World English

(In a discussion or review of a film, book, television drama, etc.) a warning that an important detail of the plot development is about to be revealed

red British & World English

Used to denote something forbidden, dangerous, or urgent

yellow British & World English

Denoting a warning of danger which is thought to be near but not actually imminent

Amber Alert in AMBER Alert British & World English

An emergency response system that disseminates information about a missing person (usually a child), by media broadcasting or electronic roadway signs