What does alarum mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term alarum:

Princeton's WordNet

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

    an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger


  1. alarum(Noun)

    A danger signal or warning.

  2. alarum(Noun)

    A call to arms.

  3. alarum(Verb)

    To sound alarums, to sound an alarm.

  4. Origin: From alarom, from all'arme, from arma, armorum

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alarum(noun)

    see Alarm

  2. Origin: [OE. alarom, the same word as alarm, n.]


  1. Alarum

    Alarum are an Australian progressive metal and technical death metal band which formed in 1992. Their first album, Fluid Motion, was self-released in 1998. The second album, Eventuality..., was released in Australia and United States on Willowtip Records in October 2004 and in Europe on Earache Records in June 2005. From April to June 2006 Alarum toured US with Necrophagist, Arsis, Cattle Decapitation and Neuraxis. They followed with shows in the United Kingdom and Ireland with Obituary. The group's third album, Natural Causes, was issued in Australia and US in October 2011 and in Europe in January 2012.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Alarum

    al-är′um, n. and v.t. same as Alarm—now used, except poetically, only of an alarum-clock.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. alarum

    [from the Italian all'armi!] An apprehension from sudden noise or report. The drum or signal by which men are summoned to stand on their guard in time of danger.--False alarm is sometimes occasioned by a timid or negligent sentry, and at others designedly by an officer, to ascertain the promptness of his men. Sometimes false alarms are given by the enemy to harass the adversary. Old Rider defines alarm as a "watch-word shewing the neernesse of the enemies."


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of alarum in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of alarum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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