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Meaning & Definition of Alarm in English

English

Alarm

/əlɑrm/

noun

1. Fear resulting from the awareness of danger

    synonym:
  • alarm
  • ,
  • dismay
  • ,
  • consternation

2. A device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event

    synonym:
  • alarm
  • ,
  • warning device
  • ,
  • alarm system

3. An automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger

    synonym:
  • alarm
  • ,
  • alert
  • ,
  • warning signal
  • ,
  • alarum

4. A clock that wakes a sleeper at some preset time

    synonym:
  • alarm clock
  • ,
  • alarm

verb

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • dismay
  • ,
  • alarm
  • ,
  • appal
  • ,
  • appall
  • ,
  • horrify

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • alarm
  • ,
  • alert

Examples of using

Don't worry. It's probably a false alarm.
It's probably a false alarm.
My alarm didn't go off. That's why I was late.