Definitions of alarm

  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.
  4. To arouse to a sense of danger; strike with fear of danger.
  5. To call to arms: to give notice of danger: to fill with dread.
  6. To notify of danger; excite fear in.
  7. To strike with sudden fear; give alarm to; arouse.
  8. To rouse to vigilance and exertion in imminency of danger; to disturb with terror.
  9. To give a sign to warn of approaching danger; to surprise; to arouse to danger.
  10. a device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event
  11. an automatic signal ( usually a sound) warning of danger
  12. Any sound or information intended to give notice of approaching danger; a warning sound to arouse attention; a warning of danger.
  13. A sudden attack; disturbance; broil.
  14. Sudden surprise with fear or terror excited by apprehension of danger; in the military use, commonly, sudden apprehension of being attacked by surprise.
  15. A mechanical contrivance for awaking persons from sleep, or rousing their attention; an alarum.
  16. A call to arms; a warning of danger; the fear of danger. Also, alarum.
  17. Notice of danger: sudden surprise with fear: a mechanical contrivance to arouse from sleep.
  18. A notice of danger; surprise with fear; machine to awaken a sleeper.
  19. Sudden fear arousing to defense or escape.
  20. A sound to apprize of danger or arouse from sleep; a mechanism, as of a clock, giving such signal.
  21. Signal in warning of approaching danger; a summons to arms; sudden terror excited by apprehension of danger; contrivance for waking persons from sleep, or exciting attention. An appeal or challenge.
  22. An outery to announce danger; sudden surprise; terror.