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alarm

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English

Etymology

French alarme > Italian all'arme! (to arms!, to the weapons!) > Latin arma, armorum.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
alarm

Plural
s

alarm (s)
  1. A summons to arms, as on the approach of an enemy.
    Arming to answer in a night alarm. --Shak.
  2. Any sound or information intended to give notice of approaching danger; a warning sound to arouse attention; a warning of danger.
    Sound an alarm in my holy mountain. --Joel ii. 1.
    Thy palace fill with insults and alarms. --Pope.
  3. Sudden surprise with fear or terror excited by apprehension of danger; in the military use, commonly, sudden apprehension of being attacked by surprise.
    Alarm and resentment spread throughout the camp. --Macaulay.
  4. A mechanical contrivance for awaking persons from sleep, or rousing their attention; an alarum.

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Verb

Infinitive
to alarm

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to alarm (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To call to arms for defense; to give notice to (any one) of approaching danger; to rouse to vigilance and action; to put on the alert.
  2. To keep in excitement; to disturb.
  3. To surprise with apprehension of danger; to fill with anxiety in regard to threatening evil; to excite with sudden fear.

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Croatian

Noun

alarm m. sg.

  1. alarm

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