Crossword clues for alarm
- Warner of danger
- Car or cellphone feature
- Feature of a clock radio
- Bedside buzzer
- Auto feature
- Function under "Clock" on an iPhone
- Sound of danger
- Fear resulting from the awareness of danger
- A device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event
- An automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger
- A clock that wakes sleeper at preset time
- An eye opener
- Sleeper's rouser
- A.M. awakener
- Kind of clock
- Slumberland invader
- Morning rouser
- Morning sound
- Shake up
- What Paul Revere spread
- Fire signal
- Smoke detector
- This may end a dream
- Clock-radio device
- What ogres cause
- Cry wolf
- Storm warning
- Mechanical reveille
- A.M. buzzer
- Yegg's undoing
- False ___
- Early morning sound
- Clock adjunct
- Teller's hidden helper
- Firehouse fixture
- Clock part
- Fire or burglar
- Smoke ___
- Strike with fear
- Hue and cry
- Wake-up call
- Wake-up noise
- Auto accessory
- It may be false
- Car security device
- Eye opener
- Burglar deterrent
- Burglar's bane
- Car protector
- Sleep spoiler
- Oversleeper's need
- Modern car feature
- Auto option
- It might scream after being tripped
- Chili rating unit?
- Car accessory
- Firebox feature
- Clock/radio feature
- Common cell phone feature
- Morning waker-upper
- Security feature
- Elevator button
- It might help you get up
- Car antitheft device
- Car buyer's option
- Door attachment
- Item that may be connected to a car's ignition
- Morning ringer
- Break-in deterrent
- Bank feature
- Screamer at a crime scene
- Cell phone feature
- Morning device you might want to take a hammer to
- Cell phone function
- Cellphone feature
- It's often set at night
- It might give you a buzz
- It might hold up a holdup
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Alarm \A*larm"\ ([.a]*l[aum]rm"), n. [F. alarme, It. all' arme to arms ! fr. L. arma, pl., arms. See Arms, and cf. Alarum.]
A summons to arms, as on the approach of an enemy.
Arming to answer in a night alarm.
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.
A sudden attack; disturbance; broil. [R.] ``These home alarms.''
Thy palace fill with insults and alarms.
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.
A mechanical contrivance for awaking persons from sleep, or rousing their attention; an alarum.
Alarm bell, a bell that gives notice on danger.
Alarm clock or watch, a clock or watch which can be so set as to ring or strike loudly at a prearranged hour, to wake from sleep, or excite attention.
Alarm gauge, a contrivance attached to a steam boiler for showing when the pressure of steam is too high, or the water in the boiler too low.
Alarm post, a place to which troops are to repair in case of an alarm.
Syn: Fright; affright; terror; trepidation; apprehension; consternation; dismay; agitation; disquiet; disquietude.
Usage: Alarm, Fright, Terror, Consternation. These words express different degrees of fear at the approach of danger. Fright is fear suddenly excited, producing confusion of the senses, and hence it is unreflecting. Alarm is the hurried agitation of feeling which springs from a sense of immediate and extreme exposure. Terror is agitating and excessive fear, which usually benumbs the faculties. Consternation is overwhelming fear, and carries a notion of powerlessness and amazement. Alarm agitates the feelings; terror disorders the understanding and affects the will; fright seizes on and confuses the sense; consternation takes possession of the soul, and subdues its faculties. See Apprehension.
Alarm \A*larm"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Alarmed; p. pr. & vb. n. Alarming.] [Alarm, n. Cf. F. alarmer.]
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.
To keep in excitement; to disturb.
To surprise with apprehension of danger; to fill with anxiety in regard to threatening evil; to excite with sudden fear.
Alarmed by rumors of military preparation.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
early 14c., from Old French alarme (14c.), from Italian all'arme "to arms!" (literally "to the arms"). An interjection that came to be used as the word for the call or warning (compare alert). Extended 16c. to "any sound to warn of danger or to arouse." Weakened sense of "apprehension, unease" is from 1833. Variant alarum is due to the rolling -r- in the vocalized form. Sometimes in early years anglicized as all-arm. Alarm clock is attested from 1690s (as A Larum clock).
1580s, from alarm (n.). Related: Alarmed; alarming.
n. 1 A summons to arms, as on the approach of an enemy. 2 Any sound or information intended to give notice of approaching danger; a warning sound to arouse attention; a warning of danger. 3 A sudden attack; disturbance. 4 Sudden surprise with fear or terror excited by apprehension of danger; in the military use, commonly, sudden apprehension of being attacked by surprise. 5 A mechanical device for awake people, or rousing their attention. 6 An instance of an alarum ringing or clanging, to give a noise signal at a certain time. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To call to arms for defense 2 (context transitive English) To give (someone) notice of approaching danger 3 (context transitive English) To rouse to vigilance and action; to put on the alert. 4 (context transitive English) To surprise with apprehension of danger; to fill with anxiety in regard to threatening evil; to excite with sudden fear. 5 (context transitive English) To keep in excitement; to disturb.
a clock that wakes sleeper at preset time [syn: alarm clock]
v. 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" [syn: dismay, appal, appall, horrify]
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" [syn: alert]
ALARM (Air Launched Anti-Radiation Missile) was a British anti-radiation missile designed primarily to destroy enemy radars for the purpose of Suppression of Enemy Air Defense (SEAD). It was used by the RAF and the Royal Saudi Air Force, and retired at the end of 2013.
"Alarm" is Namie Amuro's 25th solo single under the Avex Trax label. Released in 2004, it became Namie's first solo single, and only as of 2010, to appear out of the Top 10 on the Oricon Charts.
Alarm may refer to:
Alarm is a 1938 Danish family film directed by Lau Lauritzen Jr. and Alice O'Fredericks.
Alarm is a 2008 Irish thriller film written and directed by Gerard Stembridge.
ALARM Magazine was an American quarterly magazine based in Chicago, Illinois that publishes "Music and Art Beyond Comparison." It covers emerging and mid-career musicians and artists with a focus on independent, underground, or otherwise non-mainstream music and art. It also covers fashion, film, toys, and electronic media to a lesser extent.
Editor/publisher Chris Force founded the magazine in 1995 in Connecticut. The magazine then moved to Boston, Massachusetts. The magazine moved to Chicago in 2002.
The magazine includes a sizable music reviews section, interviews with bands, musicians, visual and performing artists. There are also in-depth features, columnists, book and film reviews, and music and art listings. Past issues have featured Brooklyn Rappers, Polish Folk bands, Japanese pop singers, Chinese punk bands,California graffiti artists, train-hopping hobo craftsmen, and Hopi katsina artists. The magazine has also done features on well-known artists such as The Ramones, Queens of the Stone Age, Eels, Glenn Danzig, and Saul Williams.
The SF Weekly coined ALARM a "hipster journal".
"Alarm" is a song by British singer Anne-Marie. It was released on 20 May 2016 through Major Tom's, Asylum Records, and Atlantic Records as a single from her upcoming debut studio album. The song was written by Wayne Hector, Steve Mac, Anne-Marie Nicholson, and Ina Wroldsen, with the production being handled by Mac and additional production by Rudimental band member Amir Amor and Brunelle.
Usage examples of "alarm".
Jayme has read your reports and listened to the news from the north of Achar with growing alarm.
I could tell by the quality of her alarm, which was actressy and overdone.
His hand slapped the panic button, sounding an alarm throughout the admin building.
Barbarian chiefs, alarmed and admonished by the fate of their companions, prepared to encounter, in a decisive battle, the victorious forces of the lieutenant of Valentinian.
Though it may seem to the reader that some time has elapsed since the first sounding of the alarm, all that I have set down took place in a very short period--hardly three minutes elapsing since Tom and the others came rushing out of the aerial warship building.
Alarm changed to resignation, and more and more Doc Daneeka acquired the look of an ailing rodent.
All these reports were alarming, and especially that of General Bon, in which no reserve was made.
All they unanimously desire is to put an end to the system of aggrandisement which your Emperor has established and acts upon with such alarming rapidity.
Two Dutch soldiers were shot for striking their officers, but notwithstanding this severity desertion among the troops increased to an alarming degree.
This letter, it is true, was written previously to the interview at Erfurt, when Napoleon, to avoid alarming Russia, made his ambition appear to slumber.
At the same time I sent to Schill a clever spy, who gave him a most alarming account of the means of defence which Hamburg possessed.
The difficulty of procuring provisions was extreme, and the means he was compelled to employ for that purpose greatly heightened the evil, at the same time insubordination and want of discipline prevailed to such an alarming degree that it would be as difficult as painful to depict the situation of our army at this period, Marmont, by his steady conduct, fortunately succeeded in correcting the disorders which prevailed, and very soon found himself at the head of a well-organised army, amounting to 30,000 infantry, with forty pieces of artillery, but he had only a very small body of cavalry, and those ill-mounted.
Paris divided in opinion, and to hear the alarming cries raised by the confederates of the Faubourgs when the King was already at St.
The Admiral, who had previously amused himself by giving an alarming description of this ceremony, now very courteously exempted his guests from the inconvenience and ridicule attending it.
On the 2d he was rather quieter, and the alarming symptoms diminished a little.