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Definition of 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.
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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