heads-up


Also found in: Thesaurus.

heads-up

(hĕdz′ŭp′)
adj.
Showing an alert, competent style: play heads-up basketball.
n.
Informal Information or notification: gave me a heads-up on the new security measures.

heads-up

(ˈhɛdzˌʌp)

adj.
1. alert; resourceful.
n.
2. Chiefly Politics. a warning: sending a heads-up to the Pentagon about possible attacks.
[1945–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.heads-up - a warning message; "he sent a heads-up to the District Attorney"
warning - a message informing of danger; "a warning that still more bombs could explode"
Adj.1.heads-up - fully alert and watchfulheads-up - fully alert and watchful; "played heads-up ball"
alert, watchful - engaged in or accustomed to close observation; "caught by a couple of alert cops"; "alert enough to spot the opportunity when it came"; "constantly alert and vigilant, like a sentinel on duty"
Translations

heads-up

n (esp US inf) to give somebody a heads-upjdn vorwarnen
References in periodicals archive ?
It is expected to be a re-source and bulletin board for timely information and updates on all things Catholic and ecological--featuring news, analyses, reflections, meditations, prayers, features, book reviews, photos, heads-ups and other information on such topics as green parishes around the country, diocesan efforts to promote Earth-friendly practices, eco-theology, green Catholic spirituality, and many other aspects of the effort to advance sustainable practices and new thinking that honors the rich web of interconnection on our planet.
Eco Catholic is a resource and bulletin board for timely information and updates on all things Catholic and ecological--featuring news, analyses, reflections, meditations, prayers, features, book reviews, photos, heads-ups and other information on such topics as green parishes around the country, diocesan efforts to promote Earth-friendly practices, eco-theology, green Catholic spirituality, and many other aspects of the effort to advance sustainable practices and new thinking that honors the rich web of interconnection on our planet.