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alarm

noun

1 alarm

Fear resulting from the awareness of danger.

synonyms: consternation, dismay.

Roget 668: warning, early warning, caution, caveat; notice etc. (information) 527; premonition, premonishment; prediction etc. 511; contraindication, ... show more

Roget 665: danger, peril, insecurity, jeopardy, risk, hazard, venture, precariousness, slipperiness; instability etc. 149; defenselessness ... show more

Dutch: alarmstemming, beroering, commotie, verbijstering, ontzetting, verwarring, opschudding, ontsteltenis, consternatie
Polish: alarm



2 alarm

A device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event.

synonyms: alarm system, warning device.

Dutch: alarmsysteem
Polish: alarm

3 alarm

An automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger.

synonyms: alarum, alert, warning signal.

Roget 669: alarm; alarum, larum, alarm bell, tocsin, alerts, beat of drum, sound of trumpet, note of alarm, hue and cry, fire cross, signal of distress; blue lights; ... show more

Roget 550: indication; symbolism, symbolization; semiology, semiotics, semeiology, semeiotics; Zeitgeist.    [means of recognition: property] characteristic, diagnostic; lineament, feature, ... show more

Dutch: alarm, alarmsignaal, noodsein
Polish: alarm, sygnaƂ alarmowy

4 alarm

A clock that wakes a sleeper at some preset time.

synonym: alarm clock.

Dutch: wekker
Polish: ekscytarz, pobudka

verb

1 alarm

Fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised.

synonyms: appal, appall, dismay, horrify.

Roget 860: fear, stand in awe of; be afraid etc. adj.; have qualms etc. n.; apprehend, sit upon thorns, eye askance; distrust etc. (disbelieve) ... show more

Roget 669: give the alarm, raise the alarm, sound the alarm, turn in the alarm, beat the alarm, give an alarm, raise an alarm, sound an alarm, turn in an alarm, beat an alarm etc. n.; alarm; warn ... show more

Dutch: aanstoot geven, angstig zijn

2 alarm

Warn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness:
— The empty house alarmed him.

synonym: alert.

Dutch: beklemmen, beknellen, benauwen, drukken, knagen, knellen, nijpen, vreten


Moby thesaurus: Angelus, Angelus bell, Roman candle, abject fear, admonishment, admonition, affright, aid to navigation, alarum, alert, amaze, amber light, anxiety, apprehension, arouse, astonish, awe, balefire, battle cry, beacon ... show more.

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