Definitions for alarməˈlɑrm
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alarm, dismay, consternation(noun)
fear resulting from the awareness of danger
alarm, warning device, alarm system(noun)
a device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event
alarm, alert, warning signal, alarum(noun)
an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger
alarm clock, alarm(verb)
a clock that wakes a sleeper at some preset time
dismay, alarm, appal, appall, horrify(verb)
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"
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"
A summons to arms, as on the approach of an enemy.
Arming to answer in a night alarm. --Shakespeare.
Any sound or information intended to give notice of approaching danger; a warning sound to arouse attention; a warning of danger.
Sudden surprise with fear or terror excited by apprehension of danger; in the military use, commonly, sudden apprehension of being attacked by surprise.
Alarm and resentment spread throughout the camp. --Thomas Babington Macaulay.
A mechanical device for awaking people, or rousing their attention.
The clockradio is a friendlier version of the cold alarm by the bedside
An instance of an alarum ringing or clanging, to give a noise signal at a certain time.
You should set the alarm on your watch to go off at seven o'clock.
To call to arms for defense
To give (someone) notice of approaching danger
To rouse to vigilance and action; to put on the alert.
To surprise with apprehension of danger; to fill with anxiety in regard to threatening evil; to excite with sudden fear.
To keep in excitement; to disturb.
Origin: From alarme, alarom, from alarme, itself from Old , ultimately from arma.
a summons to arms, as on the approach of an enemy
any sound or information intended to give notice of approaching danger; a warning sound to arouse attention; a warning of danger
a sudden attack; disturbance; broil
sudden surprise with fear or terror excited by apprehension of danger; in the military use, commonly, sudden apprehension of being attacked by surprise
a mechanical contrivance for awaking persons from sleep, or rousing their attention; an alarum
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
to keep in excitement; to disturb
to surprise with apprehension of danger; to fill with anxiety in regard to threatening evil; to excite with sudden fear
Origin: [Alarm, n. Cf. F. alarmer.]
An alarm device or system of alarm devices gives an audible, visual or other form of alarm signal about a problem or condition. Alarm devices are often outfitted with a siren. Alarm devices include: burglar alarms, designed to warn of burglaries; this is often a silent alarm: the police or guards are warned without indication to the burglar, which increases the chances of catching him or her. alarm clocks can beep, buzz or ring off as an alarm at a set time to wake a person up or for other reminders distributed control systems, found in nuclear power plants, refineries and chemical facilities also generate alarms to direct the operator's attention to an important event that he or she needs to address. alarms in an operation and maintenance monitoring system, which informs the bad working state of the system under monitoring. first-out alarm safety alarms, which go off if a dangerous condition occurs. Common public safety alarms include: civil defense siren also known as tornado sirens or air raid sirens fire alarm systems fire alarm notification appliance "Multiple-alarm fire", a locally-specific measure of the severity of a fire and the fire-department reaction required.
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Rank popularity for the word 'alarm' in Nouns Frequency: #1591
malar, Marla, marla, ramal
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I was just watching with increasing alarm and dismay.
Work is a necessity for man. Man invented the alarm clock.
If you look at life one way, there is always cause for alarm.
An alarm clock is a proof that man has to get up and work hard.
I'm not expecting any showstoppers that would cause me any alarm.
Translations for alarm
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- аларма, будилник, разтревожвам, тревогаBulgarian
- alarmar, alarma, despertadorCatalan, Valencian
- Alarm, Alarmsignal, Alarmstimmung, alarmieren, WeckerGerman
- alarma, despertadorSpanish
- pelästyttää, hälytys, hälyttää, huolestuttaa, pelästyminen, herätyskelloFinnish
- alarme, réveille-matin, réveilFrench
- rabhadh, clisgeadhScottish Gaelic
- riadó, riadalom, fegyverbe, ijedtség, ébresztőHungarian
- 경보, 警報Korean
- alarmeren, verontrusten, alarm, alarmsignaal, alarmklok, wekker, alarm slaan, beangstigen, alarmkreet, alarmstemmingDutch
- alarme, despertadorPortuguese
- тревога, смятение, страх, будильник, сигнализация, испуг, опасение, сигнал тревогиRussian
- аларм, alarmSerbo-Croatian
- báo độngVietnamese
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