1. fear resulting from the awareness of danger
2. a device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event
Definition categories: man–made, device
3. an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger
4. a clock that wakes a sleeper at some preset time
Definition categories: man–made, clock
Sentences with alarm as a noun:
- Arming to answer in a night alarm. --Shakespeare.
- Sound an alarm in my holy mountain. --Joel ii. 1.
- Alarm and resentment spread throughout the camp. --Thomas Babington Macaulay.
- The clockradio is a friendlier version of the cold alarm by the bedside
- You should set the alarm on your watch to go off at seven o'clock.
1. fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
2. warn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness
- The empty house alarmed him
Similar word(s): alert