heads-up definition

  • adjective:
    • Showing an alert, competent design: play heads-up basketball.
    • With head straight over the throat, eyes forward.
    • alarm; vigilant
    • keeping presence of mind; alert and attentive; in a position to recognize and simply take fast benefit of options; resourceful.
    • totally alert and watchful
  • noun:
    • Informal Information or notification, especially in advance: gave me the heads-up on the new security measures.
    • A warning or phone to pay interest; an advisory notice.
    • a warning to be prepared for an imminent event.
    • a warning message

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