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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.

alarm

(əˈlɑːm)
vb (tr)
1. to fill with apprehension, anxiety, or fear
2. to warn about danger; alert
3. to fit or activate a burglar alarm on a house, car, etc
n
4. fear or terror aroused by awareness of danger; fright
5. apprehension or uneasiness: the idea of failing filled him with alarm.
6. a noise, signal, etc, warning of danger
7. any device that transmits such a warning: a burglar alarm.
8. (Horology)
a. the device in an alarm clock that triggers off the bell or buzzer
b. short for alarm clock
9. archaic a call to arms
10. (Fencing) fencing a warning or challenge made by stamping the front foot
[C14: from Old French alarme, from Old Italian all'arme to arms; see arm2]
aˈlarming adj
aˈlarmingly adv

a•larm

(əˈlɑrm)

n.
1. a sudden fear or distressing suspense due to awareness of danger; apprehension; fright.
2. any sound, outcry, or information intended to warn of approaching danger.
3. an automatic device that serves to warn of danger, as fire or an intruder, to arouse someone from sleep, or to call attention to a particular thing.
4. alarum.
v.t.
5. to make fearful or apprehensive; distress.
6. to warn of danger; rouse to vigilance or protective action.
7. to equip with an alarm or alarms, as in case of fire or robbery.
[1350–1400; Middle English alarme, alarom < Middle French < Italian allarme, n. from phrase all'arme to (the) arms. See arm2]
a•larm′a•ble, adj.
a•larm′ed•ly, adv.

alarm


Past participle: alarmed
Gerund: alarming

Imperative
alarm
alarm
Present
I alarm
you alarm
he/she/it alarms
we alarm
you alarm
they alarm
Preterite
I alarmed
you alarmed
he/she/it alarmed
we alarmed
you alarmed
they alarmed
Present Continuous
I am alarming
you are alarming
he/she/it is alarming
we are alarming
you are alarming
they are alarming
Present Perfect
I have alarmed
you have alarmed
he/she/it has alarmed
we have alarmed
you have alarmed
they have alarmed
Past Continuous
I was alarming
you were alarming
he/she/it was alarming
we were alarming
you were alarming
they were alarming
Past Perfect
I had alarmed
you had alarmed
he/she/it had alarmed
we had alarmed
you had alarmed
they had alarmed
Future
I will alarm
you will alarm
he/she/it will alarm
we will alarm
you will alarm
they will alarm
Future Perfect
I will have alarmed
you will have alarmed
he/she/it will have alarmed
we will have alarmed
you will have alarmed
they will have alarmed
Future Continuous
I will be alarming
you will be alarming
he/she/it will be alarming
we will be alarming
you will be alarming
they will be alarming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been alarming
you have been alarming
he/she/it has been alarming
we have been alarming
you have been alarming
they have been alarming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been alarming
you will have been alarming
he/she/it will have been alarming
we will have been alarming
you will have been alarming
they will have been alarming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been alarming
you had been alarming
he/she/it had been alarming
we had been alarming
you had been alarming
they had been alarming
Conditional
I would alarm
you would alarm
he/she/it would alarm
we would alarm
you would alarm
they would alarm
Past Conditional
I would have alarmed
you would have alarmed
he/she/it would have alarmed
we would have alarmed
you would have alarmed
they would have alarmed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.alarm - fear resulting from the awareness of dangeralarm - fear resulting from the awareness of danger
fear, fearfulness, fright - an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
2.alarm - a device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable eventalarm - a device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event
automobile horn, car horn, motor horn, hooter, horn - a device on an automobile for making a warning noise
burglar alarm - a warning device that is tripped off by the occurrence of a burglary
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
smoke alarm, fire alarm - an alarm that is tripped off by fire or smoke
horn - an alarm device that makes a loud warning sound
siren - an acoustic device producing a loud often wailing sound as a signal or warning
3.alarm - an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of dangeralarm - an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger
torpedo - a small explosive device that is placed on a railroad track and fires when a train runs over it; the sound of the explosion warns the engineer of danger ahead
signal, signaling, sign - any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message; "signals from the boat suddenly stopped"
air alert - the warning signal that begins a period of preparation for an enemy air attack
burglar alarm - a loud warning signal produced by a burglar alarm; "they could hear the burglar alarm a mile away"
fire alarm - a shout or bell to warn that fire has broken out
foghorn, fogsignal - a loud low warning signal that can be heard by fogbound ships
horn - a noise made by the driver of an automobile to give warning;
red flag - a flag that serves as a warning signal; "we didn't swim at the beach because the red flag was up"
siren - a warning signal that is a loud wailing sound
alarm bell, tocsin - the sound of an alarm (usually a bell)
4.alarm - a clock that wakes a sleeper at some preset timealarm - a clock that wakes a sleeper at some preset time
clock - a timepiece that shows the time of day
Verb1.alarm - fill with apprehension or alarmalarm - fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised; "I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview"; "The news of the executions horrified us"
affright, fright, frighten, scare - cause fear in; "The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me"; "Ghosts could never affright her"
shock - strike with horror or terror; "The news of the bombing shocked her"
2.alarm - warn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparednessalarm - warn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness; "The empty house alarmed him"; "We alerted the new neighbors to the high rate of burglaries"
warn - notify of danger, potential harm, or risk; "The director warned him that he might be fired"; "The doctor warned me about the dangers of smoking"
wake - make aware of; "His words woke us to terrible facts of the situation"

alarm

noun
2. danger signal, warning, bell, alert, siren, alarm bell, hooter, distress signal, tocsin As soon as the door opened he heard the alarm go off.
verb
1. frighten, shock, scare, panic, distress, terrify, startle, rattle, dismay, daunt, unnerve, terrorize, put the wind up (informal), give (someone) a turn (informal), scare the bejesus out of (informal), make (someone's) hair stand on end We could not see what had alarmed him.
frighten comfort, calm, assure, relieve, reassure, soothe

alarm

noun
1. Great agitation and anxiety caused by the expectation or the realization of danger:
Slang: cold feet.
Idiom: fear and trembling.
2. A signal that warns of imminent danger:
verb
1. To fill with fear:
Archaic: fright.
Idioms: make one's blood run cold, make one's hair stand on end, scare silly, scare the daylights out of.
2. To notify (someone) of imminent danger or risk:
Translations
إنْذَار، إشَارَة خَطَررُعْبفَزَع، رُعْبيُفْزِع، يُرْعِب
znepokojeníalarmobavapoplašitpoplašné znamení
alarmforskrækkeforskrækkelsegøre bangerædsel
hälyttäähälytysherätyskellohuolestuttaapelästyminen
uzbuna
ébresztőébresztõórafelriasztriadalom
felmtur, skyndileg hræîslahræîa, skelfaviîvörun, viîvörunarkerfi; vekjaraklukka
恐怖
공포
aliarmasgąsdinantisgąsdintiišgąsdintiišgąstis
nemierssatrauktsatraukumstrauksmetrauksmes signāls
poplašné znamenie
alarmbudilkapreplahpreplašitizaskrbljenost
oro
สัญญาณเตือนภัย
sự hoảng hốt

alarm

[əˈlɑːm]
A. N
1. (= warning, bell) → alarma f; (= signal) → señal f de alarma
to raise or sound the alarmdar la alarma
see also false B
see also fire D
2. (= fear) → alarma f, sobresalto m
there was general alarmcundió la alarma general
there was some alarm at thisesto produjo cierta inquietud
to cry out in alarmgritar alarmado
to cause alarmcausar alarma
alarm and despondencyinquietud y desconcierto
3. (also alarm clock) → despertador m
B. VTalarmar
to be alarmed atasustarse de
don't be alarmedno te asustes, no te inquietes
C. CPD alarm bell Ntimbre m de alarma
the court's decision has set alarm bells ringing in governmentla decisión del tribunal ha hecho cundir la alarma entre el gobierno
alarm call N (= wake-up call) → llamada f de aviso (para despertar)
I'd like an alarm call for six a.m., pleasellámenme or despiértenme a las seis, por favor
alarm clock Ndespertador m
alarm signal Nseñal f de alarma
alarm system Nsistema m de alarma

alarm

[əˈlɑːrm]
n
(warning signal or device)alarme f
to set the alarm (burglar alarm etc)enclencher l'alarme
to raise the alarm → sonner l'alarme fire alarm
(= fear) → crainte f
There is growing alarm over recent events → Il y a une crainte croissante à propos des récents incidents.
to view sth with alarm → regarder qch avec inquiétude
(= clock) → réveil m
The alarm didn't go off this morning → Le réveil n'a pas sonné ce matin.
to set the alarm (clock)mettre le réveil
vt [+ person] → alarmeralarm bell nsonnette f d'alarme
to set alarm bells ringing (= cause concern) → éveiller les craintesalarm call n (= service) → réveil m téléphonique (= call) → appel m du réveil téléphonique
to arrange an alarm call → demander à se faire réveiller
I've arranged an alarm call for 6am → J'ai demandé à me faire réveiller à six heures.alarm clock nréveil m

alarm

n
no pl (= fear)Sorge f, → Besorgnis f, → Beunruhigung f; to be in a state of alarm (= worried)besorgt or beunruhigt sein; (= frightened)erschreckt sein; to cause a good deal of alarmgroße Unruhe auslösen; to cause somebody alarmjdn beunruhigen
(= warning)Alarm m; to raise or give or sound the alarmAlarm geben or (fig)schlagen
(= device)Alarmanlage f; alarm (clock)Wecker m; car/house alarmAuto-/Hausalarmanlage f
vt
(= worry)beunruhigen; (= frighten)erschrecken; don’t be alarmederschrecken Sie nicht; the news alarmed the whole countrydie Nachricht alarmierte das ganze Land or versetzte das ganze Land in Aufregung
(= warn of danger)warnen; fire brigade etcalarmieren

alarm

in cpdsAlarm-;
alarm bell
nAlarmglocke f; to set alarms ringing (fig)die Alarmglocken klingeln or läuten lassen
alarm call
n (Telec) → Weckruf m
alarm call service
nWeckdienst m
alarm clock
nWecker m

alarm

[əˈlɑːm]
1. n (warning, signal) → allarme m
to raise the alarm → dare l'allarme
there's no need for any alarm → non c'è bisogno di allarmarsi
2. vtallarmare, spaventare
to be alarmed (at) → essere preoccupato/a (per) or allarmato/a (da)

alarm

(əˈlaːm) noun
1. sudden fear. We did not share her alarm at the suggestion.
2. something that gives warning of danger, attracts attention etc. Sound the alarm!; a fire-alarm; (also adjective) an alarm clock.
verb
to make (someone) afraid. The least sound alarms the old lady.
aˈlarming adjective
disturbing or causing fear. alarming news.
aˈlarmingly adverb

alarm

رُعْب znepokojení alarm Beunruhigung πανικός alarma pelästys alarme uzbuna allarme 恐怖 공포 alarm engstelse obawa alarme, alerta тревога oro สัญญาณเตือนภัย alarm sự hoảng hốt 警报

alarm

n. alarma, peligro;
fire ______ de fuego;
vt. alarmar, inquietar, impacientar; turbar.

alarm

n alarma; bed — alarma de cama
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For me, at least, there was no secret about the matter, for I was, in a way, a sharer in his alarms.
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