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Definitions of alarm

  1. fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised; "I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview"; "The news of the executions horrified us" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a clock that wakes sleeper at preset time Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. fear resulting from the awareness of danger Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. warn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness; "The empty house alarmed him"; "We alerted the new neighbors to the high rate of burglaries" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. A summons to arms, as on the approach of an enemy. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Any sound or information intended to give notice of approaching danger; a warning sound to arouse attention; a warning of danger. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A sudden attack; disturbance; broil. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Sudden surprise with fear or terror excited by apprehension of danger; in the military use, commonly, sudden apprehension of being attacked by surprise. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A mechanical contrivance for awaking persons from sleep, or rousing their attention; an alarum. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To call to arms for defense; to give notice to (any one) of approaching danger; to rouse to vigilance and action; to put on the alert. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To keep in excitement; to disturb. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To surprise with apprehension of danger; to fill with anxiety in regard to threatening evil; to excite with sudden fear. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To arouse to a sense of danger; strike with fear of danger. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. A call to arms; a warning of danger; the fear of danger. Also, alarum. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. Notice of danger: sudden surprise with fear: a mechanical contrivance to arouse from sleep. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. To call to arms: to give notice of danger: to fill with dread. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. A notice of danger; surprise with fear; machine to awaken a sleeper. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. To notify of danger; excite fear in. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. To strike with sudden fear; give alarm to; arouse. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. Sudden fear arousing to defense or escape. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. A sound to apprize of danger or arouse from sleep; a mechanism, as of a clock, giving such signal. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. Signal in warning of approaching danger; a summons to arms; sudden terror excited by apprehension of danger; contrivance for waking persons from sleep, or exciting attention. An appeal or challenge. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. To rouse to vigilance and exertion in imminency of danger; to disturb with terror. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  26. To give a sign to warn of approaching danger; to surprise; to arouse to danger. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  27. An outery to announce danger; sudden surprise; terror. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  28. a particular quivering sound of the silver trumpets to give warning to the Hebrews on their journey through the wilderness ( Numbers 10:5 Numbers 10:6 ), a call to arms, or a war-note ( Jeremiah 4:19 ; 49:2 ; Zephaniah 1:16 ). biblestudytools.com
  29. The presence of danger being notified to the public near it. thelawdictionary.org
  30. a-lärm', n. notice of danger: sudden surprise with fear: a mechanical contrivance to arouse from sleep: a call to arms.--v.t. to call to arms: to give notice of danger: to fill with dread.--adv. ALARM'INGLY.--n. ALARM'IST, one who excites alarm: one given to prophesy danger.--adj. alarming. [Fr. alarme--It. all' arme, to arms--L. ad, to, arma, arms.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  31. Call to arms; warning sound giving notice of danger; warning, as give, take, the a.; excited anticipation of danger; (Fencing) stamp on ground made with advancing foot; a.-post, place for troops to assemble at in case of alarm; mechanism that sounds the alarm (usu. alarum); alarum-clock, one with apparatus that rings at appointed hour. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  32. Arouse to sense of danger; disturb; agitate, excite with fear. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  33. alar (u)ms and excursions (facet.), noise and bustle. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  34. n. [Italian] A summons to arms; - any sound or information giving notice of approaching danger; - sudden surprise with fear or terror; - a contrivance for awaking persons from sleep. Cabinet Dictionary
  35. A cry by which men are summoned to their arms; notice of any danger approaching; a species of clock; any tumult or disturbance. Complete Dictionary

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