Definitions for alarməˈlɑrm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. alarm, dismay, consternation(noun)

    fear resulting from the awareness of danger

  2. alarm, warning device, alarm system(noun)

    a device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event

  3. alarm, alert, warning signal, alarum(noun)

    an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger

  4. alarm clock, alarm(verb)

    a clock that wakes a sleeper at some preset time

  5. 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"

  6. alarm, alert(verb)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. alarm(Noun)

    A summons to arms, as on the approach of an enemy.

    Arming to answer in a night alarm. --Shakespeare.

  2. alarm(Noun)

    Any sound or information intended to give notice of approaching danger; a warning sound to arouse attention; a warning of danger.

  3. alarm(Noun)

    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.

  4. alarm(Noun)

    A mechanical device for awaking people, or rousing their attention.

    The clockradio is a friendlier version of the cold alarm by the bedside

  5. alarm(Noun)

    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.

  6. alarm(Verb)

    To call to arms for defense

  7. alarm(Verb)

    To give (someone) notice of approaching danger

  8. alarm(Verb)

    To rouse to vigilance and action; to put on the alert.

  9. alarm(Verb)

    To surprise with apprehension of danger; to fill with anxiety in regard to threatening evil; to excite with sudden fear.

  10. alarm(Verb)

    To keep in excitement; to disturb.

  11. Origin: From alarme, alarom, from alarme, itself from Old , ultimately from arma.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alarm(noun)

    a summons to arms, as on the approach of an enemy

  2. Alarm(noun)

    any sound or information intended to give notice of approaching danger; a warning sound to arouse attention; a warning of danger

  3. Alarm(noun)

    a sudden attack; disturbance; broil

  4. Alarm(noun)

    sudden surprise with fear or terror excited by apprehension of danger; in the military use, commonly, sudden apprehension of being attacked by surprise

  5. Alarm(noun)

    a mechanical contrivance for awaking persons from sleep, or rousing their attention; an alarum

  6. Alarm(verb)

    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

  7. Alarm(verb)

    to keep in excitement; to disturb

  8. Alarm(verb)

    to surprise with apprehension of danger; to fill with anxiety in regard to threatening evil; to excite with sudden fear

  9. Origin: [Alarm, n. Cf. F. alarmer.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Alarm

    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.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'alarm' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4539

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'alarm' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3148

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'alarm' in Nouns Frequency: #1591

Anagrams for alarm »

  1. malar, Marla, marla, ramal

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of alarm in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of alarm in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Phyllis Woods:

    I was just watching with increasing alarm and dismay.

  2. Pablo Picasso:

    Work is a necessity for man. Man invented the alarm clock.

  3. Elizabeth Bowen:

    If you look at life one way, there is always cause for alarm.

  4. Vikrant Parsai:

    An alarm clock is a proof that man has to get up and work hard.

  5. Jeff Streznetcky:

    I'm not expecting any showstoppers that would cause me any alarm.

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Translations for alarm

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • إنذارArabic
  • трывогаBelarusian
  • 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
  • զարթուցիչArmenian
  • 警報Japanese
  • 경보, 警報Korean
  • alarmeren, verontrusten, alarm, alarmsignaal, alarmklok, wekker, alarm slaan, beangstigen, alarmkreet, alarmstemmingDutch
  • alarmPolish
  • alarme, despertadorPortuguese
  • тревога, смятение, страх, будильник, сигнализация, испуг, опасение, сигнал тревогиRussian
  • аларм, alarmSerbo-Croatian
  • väckarklockaSwedish
  • тривогаUkrainian
  • báo độngVietnamese

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