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a·larm

 (ə-lärm′)
n.
1. Sudden fear or concern caused by the realization of danger or an impending setback. See Synonyms at fear.
2. A warning of existing or approaching danger: The committee's report issued an alarm about the dangerous condition of the town's buildings.
3. A device that is used to warn of danger by means of a sound or signal: a fire alarm.
4. The sounding mechanism of an alarm clock: The alarm went off at 6:30.
5. A call to arms.
tr.v. a·larmed, a·larm·ing, a·larms
1. To fill with alarm or anxious concern. See Synonyms at frighten.
2. To give warning to: "The soldiers ... killed every dog within three miles to prevent a bark that would alarm the enemy" (William Least Heat-Moon).
3. To equip with or protect by an alarm: The dormitory doors are alarmed from 7:00 pm to 7:00 am.

[Middle English, from Old French alarme, from Old Italian allarme, from all'arme, to arms : alla, to the (from Latin ad illa : ad, to; see ad- + illa, neuter pl. of ille, that, the; see al- in Indo-European roots) + arme, arms (from Latin arma; see ar- in Indo-European roots).]

a·larm′ing·ly adv.

alarmed

(əˈlɑːmd)
adj
1. feeling afraid or anxious that something unpleasant or dangerous might happen
2. fitted with a burglar alarm
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.alarmed - experiencing a sudden sense of dangeralarmed - experiencing a sudden sense of danger
afraid - filled with fear or apprehension; "afraid even to turn his head"; "suddenly looked afraid"; "afraid for his life"; "afraid of snakes"; "afraid to ask questions"

alarmed

Translations

alarmed

[əˈlɑːmd] ADJ [voice] → sobresaltado, asustado
see also alarm B

alarmed

[əˈlɑːrmd] adj
(= frightened) → alarmé(e)
Don't be alarmed
BUT Rassurez-vous.
to become alarmed → s'alarmer
to be alarmed at sth, to be alarmed by sth → s'alarmer de qch
(= protected by an alarm) → protégé(e) par un système d'alarme

alarmed

[əˈlɑːmd] adj (person) → allarmato/a; (house, car) → dotato/a di allarme
References in classic literature ?
It was only to show that I cared how you get on, and what is said here is said in confidence, you know," cried Meg, much alarmed at the thought of what might follow from her careless speech.
The man, startled and alarmed, shrank back and was about to run into the jungle whence he had emerged.
The wolves were bad that winter, and everyone knew it, yet when they heard the first wolf-cry, the drivers were not much alarmed.
A maid, alarmed at the din of breaking glass, entered the room to discover what was the matter.
The alarmed colonists believed that the yells of the savages mingled with every fitful gust of wind that issued from the interminable forests of the west.
When I returned to Chelicothe, alarmed to see four hundred and fifty Indians, of their choicest warriors, painted and armed in a fearful manner, ready to march against Boonsborough, I determined to escape the first opportunity.
It was the recurrence of this "yet" that alarmed her.