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  Definition of alarm
  1. a device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event
  2. a clock that wakes sleeper at preset time
  3. an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger
  4. fear resulting from the awareness of danger
  5. 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"
  6. 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"
Similar Words: warning device, alarm system, alarm clock, alert, warning signal, alarum, dismay, consternation, appal, appall, horrify

 

Hyponyms: automobile horn, car horn, motor horn, horn, hooter, burglar alarm, fire alarm, smoke alarm, siren, torpedo, air alert, foghorn, fogsignal, red flag, tocsin, alarm bell, wake, shock

 

Attributes: alarming, unalarming

 

Derivational Morphology: alert, dismay, appal, appall, horrify, qui vive, warning signal, alarum, alerting, consternation, horror, alarmist

 

 
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