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fire alarm

n.
1. A device, such as a siren, used in announcing the outbreak of a fire.
2. The signal, especially the noise, produced by such a device.

fire alarm

n
1. (Mechanical Engineering) a device to give warning of fire, esp a bell, siren, or hooter
2. a shout to warn that a fire has broken out
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fire alarm - a shout or bell to warn that fire has broken outfire alarm - a shout or bell to warn that fire has broken out
alarum, warning signal, alarm, alert - an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger
2.fire alarm - an alarm that is tripped off by fire or smokefire alarm - an alarm that is tripped off by fire or smoke
alarm system, warning device, alarm - a device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event
Translations
إِنْذارٌ بِحَرِيقجَرَس إنذار مِن الحَريق
hlásič požárupožární poplach
brandalarm
alarma contra incendiosalarma de incendios
palohälytinpalohälytyspalovaroitinhälytys
protupožarni alarm
tûzjelzõ
brunaboîi
火災報知器火災警報火災警報機
화재 경보
brannalarmbrannmelderbrannutrykning
požiarny poplach
brandalarm
สัญญาณเตือนไฟไหม้
yangın alarmıyangın alârmı
thiết bị báo cháy

fire alarm

nallarme m antincendio inv

fire

(ˈfaiə) noun
1. anything that is burning, whether accidentally or not. a warm fire in the kitchen; Several houses were destroyed in a fire.
2. an apparatus for heating. a gas fire; an electric fire.
3. the heat and light produced by burning. Fire is one of man's greatest benefits.
4. enthusiasm. with fire in his heart.
5. attack by gunfire. The soldiers were under fire.
verb
1. (of china, pottery etc) to heat in an oven, or kiln, in order to harden and strengthen. The ceramic pots must be fired.
2. to make (someone) enthusiastic; to inspire. The story fired his imagination.
3. to operate (a gun etc) by discharging a bullet etc from it. He fired his revolver three times.
4. to send out or discharge (a bullet etc) from a gun etc. He fired three bullets at the target.
5. (often with at or on) to aim and operate a gun at; to shoot at. They suddenly fired on us; She fired at the target.
6. to send away someone from his/her job; to dismiss. He was fired from his last job for being late.
fire alarm
an apparatus (eg a bell) to give warning of a fire. Everyone had to leave the building when the fire alarm rang.
ˈfirearm noun
any type of gun. In most countries you need a licence to keep firearms.
ˈfire-brigade noun
a company of firemen. Call the fire-brigade!
ˈfire-cracker noun
a kind of firework which makes a loud noise.
ˈfire-engine noun
a vehicle carrying firemen and their equipment.
ˈfire-escape noun
a means of escape from a building in case of fire, usually in the form of a metal staircase on the outside of the building. Hotels should have fire-escapes.
ˈfire-extinguisher noun
an apparatus (usually containing chemicals) for putting out fires. There must be fire-extinguishers in every room.
ˈfire-guard noun
a metal framework placed in front of a fireplace for safety.
ˈfireman noun
a man whose job is to put out accidental fires or those caused deliberately as a criminal act.
ˈfireplace noun
a space in a room (usually in a wall) with a chimney above, for a fire. a wide stone fireplace.
ˈfireproof adjective
that is made so it cannot catch fire. a fireproof suit.
ˈfireside noun
a place beside a fireplace. The old man slept by the fireside; (also adjective) a fireside chair.
ˈfire-station noun
the building or buildings where fire-engines and other pieces of equipment used by firemen are kept.
ˈfirewood noun
wood that is suitable for burning as fuel. I went into the garden to cut firewood.
ˈfirework noun
a small exploding device giving off a colourful display of lights. Rockets are my favourite fireworks; (also adjective) a firework display; If your sister finds out, there'll be fireworks (= a display of anger)!
ˈfiring-squad noun
a group of soldiers with guns, to execute a prisoner. He must face the firing-squad.
catch fire
to begin to burn. Dry wood catches fire easily.
on fire
burning. The building is on fire!
open fire (usually with on)
to begin shooting at. The enemy opened fire (on us).
play with fire
to do something dangerous or risky. Putting all your money into that business is playing with fire!
set fire to (something) / set (something) on fire
to cause (something) to begin burning usually accidentally or deliberately as a criminal act. They set fire to the ambassador's house; She has set the house on fire.
under fire
1. being shot at. We have been under fire from the enemy all day.
2. being criticized or blamed. The government is under fire.

fire alarm

إِنْذارٌ بِحَرِيق hlásič požáru brandalarm Feuermelder συναγερμός πυρκαγιάς alarma contra incendios palohälytin alarme incendie protupožarni alarm allarme antincendio 火災報知器 화재 경보 brandalarm brannalarm alarm pożarowy alarme de incêndio пожарная тревога brandalarm สัญญาณเตือนไฟไหม้ yangın alarmı thiết bị báo cháy 火警
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