alarm
[əˈlɑːm]
NOUN
  1. an anxious awareness of danger.
    "the boat tilted and the boatmen cried out in alarm" ·
    "some experts view the plan with alarm"
    antonyms:
    • a warning of danger.
      "I hammered on several doors to raise the alarm" ·
      "Oliver smelled smoke and gave the alarm"
      synonyms:
      siren · warning sound · alarm signal · danger signal ·
      distress signal · alert · warning device · alarm bell · bell · horn · whistle · red light · red flag · tocsin
    • a warning sound or device.
      "they disabled the alarm and used a glass cutter to get in"
      synonyms:
      alarm · alarm bell · warning bell · danger signal · whistle · horn ·
    • an alarm clock.
      "I set my alarm for 6:30"
VERB
alarms (third person present) · alarmed (past tense) · alarmed (past participle) · alarming (present participle)
  1. make (someone) feel frightened, disturbed, or in danger.
    "the government was alarmed by an outbreak of unrest"
    synonyms:
    frighten · scare · panic · startle · unnerve · distress · agitate · upset ·
    fluster · ruffle · disconcert · shock · daunt · dismay · disturb · work up · terrify · terrorize · petrify · make someone's blood run cold · put the wind up someone · rattle · spook · scare the living daylights out of · frightening · startling · unnerving · shocking · hair-raising · distressing · upsetting · disconcerting · perturbing · dismaying · disquieting · daunting · disturbing · harrowing · fearsome · dreadful · monstrous · forbidding · appalling · chilling · terrifying · petrifying · scary
    antonyms:
  2. (be alarmed)
    be fitted or protected with an alarm.
    "this door is locked and alarmed between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m"
Origin
late Middle English (as an exclamation meaning ‘to arms!’): from Old French alarme, from Italian allarme, from all' arme! ‘to arms!’.
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How to use alarm in a sentence?
mothers suspected that their babies had been wrongly tagged during an alarm at the hospital.
pharmaceutical companies are sounding the alarm about counterfeit drugs.
a second feature allows pagers to be alerted from remote alarm sensors.
Beatrice's mood had initially been alarm and a sense of oppression.
she set off an LA hotel alarm while she was freebasing cocaine.
his proposal was viewed with alarm by the right of the party.
they disabled the alarm and used a glass cutter to get in.
this door is locked and alarmed between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.
burglars fled empty-handed after triggering the alarm.
patients with alarm symptoms should undergo endoscopy.
a burglar alarm was displayed on the front elevation.
the government was alarmed by an outbreak of unrest.
fumes from cooking are enough to activate the alarm.
the alarm was raised when he failed to return home.
the boat tilted and the boatmen cried out in alarm.
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How to say alarm in other languages?
Laguages Translations
Afrikaans (NOUN)wekker
Arabic (NOUN)إنذار, التنبيه, الانذار, ناقوس الخطر, المنبه, جرس انذار, جهاز إنذار, أجهزة إنذار, منبه, الانزعاج
Bangla শঙ্কা
Bosnian (Latin) alarma
Bulgarian (NOUN)аларма, тревога, сигнализация, будилник
Cantonese (Traditional) 報警
Catalan (NOUN)alarma, despertador
Chinese Simplified 报警
Chinese Traditional 報警
Croatian (NOUN)uzbuna, buđenja
(VERB)uplašiti
Czech (NOUN)poplach, budíku, buzení, signalizace, výstražný, zabezpečovacích
Danish (NOUN)skræk
Dutch (NOUN)wekker, verontrusting, noodklok
Estonian (NOUN)äratuse, häire, helisignaali
Fijian alamu
Filipino Alarma
Finnish (NOUN)hälytys, huolestuttaa
French (NOUN)alarme, avertisseur, réveil, alerte, sonnerie
(VERB)alarmer
German (NOUN)Wecker, Weckzeit, Weckfunktion, Warnung, Beunruhigung, Weckruf, Erinnerung
(VERB)alarmieren
Greek (NOUN)συναγερμού, ξυπνητήρι, αφύπνισης, κώδωνα, ειδοποίηση
Haitian Creole slam
Hebrew (NOUN)אזעקה, האזעקה, אזעקת, מעורר, האעזקה, גילוי, התראת, ההתראה
Hindi (NOUN)अलार्म, अलामर्, चेतावनी
Hmong Daw tswb
Hungarian (NOUN)riasztás, ébresztés, felriaszt, jelzés
Icelandic (NOUN)viðvörun, vekjara, Viπvφrun
Indonesian (NOUN)penggera
Italian (NOUN)allarme, sveglia, avviso
Japanese (NOUN)アラーム, 警報, 目覚まし, 目覚し, 警報器, 警報機
Klingon ghum
Korean (NOUN)경보, 알람
Latvian (NOUN)modinātāja, trauksmes, brīdinājuma, signālu, atgādinājumu, satraukums
Lithuanian (NOUN)signalizacijos, žadintuvą, aliarmo, ¾adintuv±, pavojaus, nerimą
Malagasy fanairana
Malay (Latin) (NOUN)penggera
Maltese (NOUN)allarm
Persian (NOUN)زنگ, زنگ هشدار, هشدار, آلارم, اضطراری
Polish (NOUN)sygnalizator, budzik, budzenia
Portuguese (NOUN)alarme, despertador
(VERB)alarmar
Querétaro Otomi alarma
Romanian (NOUN)alarmă
Russian (NOUN)сигнализации, тревоги, будильник, аварийная сигнализация, оповещения
(VERB)тревожить
Samoan faailo
Serbian (Cyrillic) аларм
Slovak (NOUN)budíka, poplach, budenia, signalizácia, zabezpečovacích
Slovenian (NOUN)preplah, bujenje, budilko
Spanish (NOUN)alarma, despertador
Swedish (NOUN)larm, väckning, väckarklockan, påminnelse
Tahitian ahuehueraa
Tamil (NOUN)அலாரத்திற்கான
Telugu అలారం
Thai (NOUN)ปลุก
Tongan hoha'a
Turkish (NOUN)çalar, sinyalizasyon, ihbar, korku
Ukrainian (NOUN)сигналізації, тривоги, будильник, аварійні, сполох, нагадування
Urdu (NOUN)الارم, انتباہ
Vietnamese (NOUN)báo, cảnh báo
Welsh (NOUN)larwm, braw, larymau, ddychryn, dychryn, ofn, rhybuddio
Yucatec Maya alarma
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