Alive vs Alert - What's the difference?

alive | alert |


As an adjective alive

is having life, in opposition to dead; living; being in a state in which the organs perform their functions; as, an animal or a plant which is alive.

As a proper noun alert is

the northernmost inhabited place in nunavut, canada.

alive

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Having life, in opposition to dead; living; being in a state in which the organs perform their functions; as, an animal or a plant which is alive.
  • In a state of action; in force or operation; unextinguished; unexpired; existent
  • to keep the fire alive'; to keep the affections ' alive .
  • Exhibiting the activity and motion of many living beings; swarming; thronged.
  • The Boyne, for a quarter of a mile, was alive with muskets and green boughs. -- .
  • Sprightly; lively; brisk.
  • Having susceptibility; easily impressed; having lively feelings, as opposed to apathy; sensitive.
  • Tremblingly alive to nature's laws. -- .
  • As intensifier, of all living.
  • Northumberland was the proudest man alive . --.

    Usage notes

    * As intensifier, used colloquially "man alive!", "sakes alive!". * Alive always follows the noun which it qualifies.

    Antonyms

    * dead

    Derived terms

    * alive and kicking * aliveness * Christ alive * dead or alive * eat someone alive * keep hope alive * man alive * snakes alive

    Anagrams

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    alert

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Attentive; awake; on guard.
  • (obsolete) Brisk; nimble; moving with celerity.
  • * Addison
  • an alert young fellow

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An alarm.
  • A notification of higher importance than an advisory.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To give warning to.
  • Anagrams

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