|1.||to fill with apprehension, anxiety, or fear|
|2.||to warn about danger; alert|
|3.||to fit or activate a burglar alarm on a house, car, etc|
|4.||fear or terror aroused by awareness of danger; fright|
|5.||apprehension or uneasiness: the idea of failing filled him with alarm|
|6.||a noise, signal, etc, warning of danger|
|7.||any device that transmits such a warning: a burglar alarm|
|8.||a. the device in an alarm clock that triggers off the bell or buzzer|
|b. short for alarm clock|
|9.||archaic a call to arms|
|10.||fencing a warning or challenge made by stamping the front foot|
|[C14: from Old French alarme, from Old Italian all'arme to arms; see |
air-launched antiradiation missile
a particular quivering sound of the silver trumpets to give warning to the Hebrews on their journey through the wilderness (Num. 10:5, 6), a call to arms, or a war-note (Jer. 4:19; 49:2; Zeph. 1:16).
see false alarm.