HyperDic: alarm

English > 6 senses of the word alarm:
NOUNfeelingalarm, dismay, consternationfear resulting from the awareness of danger
artifactalarm, warning device, alarm systema device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event
communicationalarm, alert, warning signal, alaruman automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger
artifactalarm, alarm clocka clock that wakes / wakes a sleeper at some preset time
VERBemotionalarm, dismay, appal, appall, horrifyfill with apprehension or alarm
communicationalarm, alertwarn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness
alarm > pronunciation
Soundsahlaa'rm
Rhymesarm ... underarm: 13 rhymes with aarm...
English > alarm: 6 senses > noun 1, feeling
MeaningFear resulting from the awareness of danger.
Synonymsdismay, consternation
AttributesalarmingFrightening because of an awareness of danger
unalarmingnot alarming
Broaderfear, fearfulness, frightAn emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
Spanishalarma, consternación, espanto, intranquilidad, nerviosismo
Catalanalarma, consternació, intranquil·litat, nerviosisme
Verbsalarmwarn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness
alarmfill with apprehension or alarm
English > alarm: 6 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event.
Synonymswarning device, alarm system
Narrowerautomobile horn, car horn, motor horn, horn, hooterA device on an automobile for making a warning noise
burglar alarmA warning device that is tripped off by the occurrence of a burglary
fire alarm, smoke alarmAn alarm that is tripped off by fire or smoke
hornAn alarm device that makes a loud warning sound
sirenAn acoustic device producing a loud often wailing sound as a signal or warning
BroaderdeviceAn instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
Spanishalarma, sistema de alarma, sistema de seguridad
Catalanalarma, sistema d'alarma, sistema de seguretat
English > alarm: 6 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningAn automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger.
Synonymsalert, warning signal, alarum
Narrowerair alertThe warning signal that begins a period of preparation for an enemy / enemy air attack
burglar alarmA loud warning signal produced by a burglar alarm
fire alarmA shout or bell to warn that fire has broken out
foghorn, fogsignalA loud low warning signal that can be heard by fogbound ships
hornA noise made by the driver of an automobile to give warning
red flagA flag that serves as a warning signal
sirenA warning signal that is a loud wailing sound
tocsin, alarm bellThe sound of an alarm (usually a bell)
torpedoA small explosive device that is placed on a railroad track and fires when a train runs over it
Broadersignal, signaling, signAny nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message
Spanishadvertencia, alarma, alerta
Catalanalarma, alerta
English > alarm: 6 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningA clock that wakes / wakes a sleeper at some preset time.
Synonymalarm clock
BroaderclockA timepiece that shows the time of day
Spanishalarma, despertador, reloj de alarma, reloj despertador
Catalandespertador, rellotge despertador
English > alarm: 6 senses > verb 1, emotion
MeaningFill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe bad news will alarm him
Synonymsdismay, appal, appall, horrify
Narrowershockstrike with horror or terror
Broaderfrighten, fright, scare, affrightdrive out by frightening
Spanishalarmar, horripilar, horrorizar
Catalanalarmar, horroritzar
Nounsalarmfear resulting from the awareness of danger
alarmista person who alarms others needlessly
English > alarm: 6 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningwarn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Example"The empty house alarmed him"
Synonymalert
Narrowerwakemake aware / aware of
Broaderwarnnotify of danger / danger, potential harm, or risk
Spanishalarmar, alertar
Catalanalarmar, alertar, avisar
Nounsalarmfear resulting from the awareness of danger

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