What does fire alarm mean?

Definitions for fire alarm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fire alarm(noun)

    a shout or bell to warn that fire has broken out

  2. fire alarm, smoke alarm(noun)

    an alarm that is tripped off by fire or smoke


  1. fire alarm(Noun)

    An electromechanical or electronic bell, klaxon, chime, horn, speaker, strobe light or other device which warns people in a building of a possible fire or other condition requiring evacuation.

  2. fire alarm(Noun)

    The sound or other warning made by a fire alarm.

  3. fire alarm(Noun)

    An emergency response to a fire by the fire department with manpower and equipment.

  4. Origin: fire + alarm


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fire alarm in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fire alarm in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jeff Silber:

    I don’t want to pull the fire alarm here, but those numbers indicate that we’re not moving in the right direction.

  2. Paul Ryan:

    I am pulling the fire alarm right now, is what I’m doing in the Democratic Party, i believe we are in denial of what’s happened, and I’m pulling the fire alarm because the house is burning down.

  3. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal:

    When you think about it -- two friends together -- one jumps in the way of a bullet to save her friend's life, the other, even though she was shot in the leg, she had the presence of mind to pull the fire alarm and in the process saved other people's lives.

  4. Conseuquel:

    Who would have known? I was walking in a mall and between the crowd of shoppers shoving around and wandering about their business my eyes meet a familiar face. A face I haven't seen in years. Our gazes meet. We stare for mere seconds before the both of us look away pretending one hadn't seen the other and we quickly disappear into our now separate lives. But when I went home, I still had the Best Friends necklace you gave me in Elementary and the Senior ring we had in high school , stuffed in some drawer beneath clothes and books gathering dust as the years rolled by. I still have that photo album that starts with our picture as little girls dressing up as princesses to the day we held certificates with our gowns on. All through that journey we had been hand in hand from our first day of school to our first fight to prom night. From skipping class to plotting against teachers to every crush we had. Every exam we failed and every rule we broke. The times we sat together in detention and the times we never bothered showing up. All the hard times we pushed through and all the success we celebrated. Every fire alarm, birthday candle and breakup. We've been with each other through all and more until the day college split us apart. Your texts became shorter and your calls became rare. And I wonder how brutal graduation was for ripping us apart like that. Yesterday inseparable sisters, today a stranger.

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Translations for fire alarm

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • Feuermelder, FeueralarmGerman
  • alarma de incendios, alarma anti-incendioSpanish
  • palohälytys, hälytys, palohälytin, palovaroitinFinnish
  • alarme incendie, avertisseur d'incendieFrench
  • allarme antincendioItalian
  • 火災警報, 火災警報機Japanese
  • brandalarmDutch
  • brannalarm, brannutrykningNorwegian
  • brandkårsutryckning, brandlarmSwedish

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