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noun 
  1. A summons to arms, as on the approach of an enemy.
Arming to answer in a night alarm. --Shak.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. A mechanical contrivance for awaking persons from sleep, or rousing their attention; an alarum.
Translations: 
  • German: Wecker
verb 
  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.
Translations: 
  • German: alarmieren
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Etymology: French alarme > Italian all'arme! (to arms!, to the weapons!) > Latin arma, armorum.


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