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Definition of Alarm

Alarm

  1. A summons to arms, as on the approach of an enemy.
  2. Any sound or information intended to give notice of approaching danger; a warning sound to arouse attention; a warning of danger.
  3. A sudden attack; disturbance; broil.
  4. Sudden surprise with fear or terror excited by apprehension of danger; in the military use, commonly, sudden apprehension of being attacked by surprise.
  5. A mechanical contrivance for awaking persons from sleep, or rousing their attention; an alarum.
  6. 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. To keep in excitement; to disturb.
  8. To surprise with apprehension of danger; to fill with anxiety in regard to threatening evil; to excite with sudden fear.

Alarm Quotations

Moving between the legs of tables and of chairs, rising or falling, grasping at kisses and toys, advancing boldly, sudden to take alarm, retreating to the corner of arm and knee, eager to be reassured, taking pleasure in the fragrant brilliance of the Christmas tree.
T. S. Eliot

Morning comes whether you set the alarm or not.
Ursula K. Le Guin

Too often, the opportunity knocks, but by the time you push back the chain, push back the bolt, unhook the two locks and shut off the burglar alarm, it's too late.
Rita Coolidge

Your body tells you what it needs, and if you sleep past your alarm on a Saturday morning, it's probably because you need the sleep.
Sophia Bush

I was a terrible student. Still, I managed to get into college, but my daydreaming threatened to sabotage me. I used behavior modification to break the cycle. I started by setting an arbitrary time limit on studying: for every 15 minutes of study, I'd allow myself an hour of daydreaming. I set the alarm.
Sandra Cisneros
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Alarm Translations

alarm in Danish is alarm
alarm in Dutch is alarmeren, aanslaan, alarm slaan
alarm in French is alarmez, alarment, alarme, alarmer, alarmons
alarm in German is beunruhigen, Alarm, alarmieren, Sorge, Alarm {m}
alarm in Italian is allarme, alarmo
alarm in Latin is concutio
alarm in Portuguese is alarme
alarm in Spanish is alarma
alarm in Swedish is oroa, larm, alarm
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