Amber Alert

noun

: a widely publicized bulletin that alerts the public to a recently abducted or missing child

Examples of Amber Alert in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pagan remained unaccounted for even after the Amber Alert for Briana was lifted. Kerry Breen, CBS News, 16 May 2024 An Amber Alert has been issued for a 3-year-old boy who was last seen early on the morning of Monday, May 13 in Forestdale, Ala. Liam Quinn, Peoplemag, 13 May 2024 Police issued an Amber Alert and by Monday, she was found and Collins was arrested. Bujanda, with the FBI, said the agency was prepared to search internationally if the investigation required it, but luckily Collins was only a state away. Saleen Martin, USA TODAY, 7 May 2024 The woman left the house with another child, her 3-year-old son, which prompted an Amber Alert, officials said. Jennifer Rodriguez, Kansas City Star, 7 May 2024 Salazar noted that the bullet shell casings matched the shell casings of the bullets found at the crime scene, where her body was found with Kaiden’s body on March 19 after an Amber Alert was issued the previous day. Esme Mazzeo, Peoplemag, 6 May 2024 New Mexico State Police issued an Amber Alert late Friday for the infant, identified as Eleia Maria Torres. CBS News, 6 May 2024 An Amber Alert was issued for Eleia Maria Torres, according to New Mexico State Police. Landon Mion, Fox News, 5 May 2024 Police issued an Amber Alert for the baby, Eleia Maria Torres, Friday which was still active Saturday morning. Leah Sarnoff, ABC News, 4 May 2024

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Word History

Etymology

from the U.S. Justice Department AMBER Alert Program that issues such bulletins, originally from Amber Hagerman †1996 U.S. victim of an abduction, later read as an acronym for America's Missing Broadcast Emergency Response

First Known Use

1997, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Amber Alert was in 1997

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Cite this Entry

“Amber Alert.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Amber%20Alert. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

Amber alert

noun
: a widely publicized bulletin that alerts the public to a recently abducted or missing child

Legal Definition

Amber Alert

noun
: a widely publicized bulletin that alerts the public to a recently abducted or missing child
Etymology

from the U.S. Justice Dept. AMBER Alert Program that issues such bulletins, originally from Amber Hagerman †1996 victim of an abduction, later read as America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response

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