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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action;
- Example: "bombers were put on alert during the crisis"
[syn: alert, qui vive]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Qui vive \Qui` vive"\ (k[-e]` v[-e]v"). [F., fr. qui who + vive, pres. subj. of vivre to live.] The challenge of a French sentinel, or patrol; -- used like the English challenge: "Who comes there?" [1913 Webster] To be on the qui vive, to be on guard; to be watchful and alert, like a sentinel. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

qui vive n 1: condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action; "bombers were put on alert during the crisis" [syn: alert, qui vive]