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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English alarme, alarom, borrowed from Middle French alarme, itself from Old Italian all'arme! (to arms!, to the weapons!), ultimately from Latin arma (arms, weapons).

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alarm (countable and uncountable, plural alarms)

  1. A summons to arms, as on the approach of an enemy.
    • Shakespeare
      Arming to answer in a night alarm.
  2. Any sound or information intended to give notice of approaching danger; a warning sound to arouse attention; a warning of danger.
    • Joel ii. 1.
      Sound an alarm in my holy mountain.
    • 1859, Charles Dickens, The Haunted House
      She went about the house in a state of real terror, and yet lied monstrously and wilfully, and invented many of the alarms she spread, and made many of the sounds we heard.
  3. A sudden attack; disturbance.
    • Shakespeare
      these home alarms
    • Alexander Pope
      thy palace fill with insults and alarms
  4. 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. --Thomas Babington Macaulay.
  5. A mechanical device for awaking people, or rousing their attention.
    The clock radio is a friendlier version of the cold alarm by the bedside
  6. An instance of an alarm ringing, beeping or clanging, to give a noise signal at a certain time.
    You should set the alarm on your watch to go off at seven o'clock.

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alarm (third-person singular simple present alarms, present participle alarming, simple past and past participle alarmed)

  1. (transitive) To call to arms for defense
  2. (transitive) To give (someone) notice of approaching danger
  3. (transitive) To rouse to vigilance and action; to put on the alert.
  4. (transitive) To surprise with apprehension of danger; to fill with anxiety in regard to threatening evil; to excite with sudden fear.
  5. (transitive) To keep in excitement; to disturb.

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EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Italian all' arme (to arms), allarme; cf. also French alarme. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

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alarm n (plural alarmen, diminutive alarmpje n)

  1. alarm

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Italian all' arme (to arms) and allarme, via French alarme

NounEdit

alarm m (definite singular alarmen, indefinite plural alarmer, definite plural alarmene)

  1. an alarm

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Italian all' arme (to arms) and allarme, via French alarme

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alarm m (definite singular alarmen, indefinite plural alarmar, definite plural alarmane)

  1. an alarm

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PolishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Old Italian all' arme!.[1] Cf. French alarme.

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alarm m inan

  1. alarm
  2. The state of being alerted

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  1. ^ Brückner, Aleksander (1927), “alarm”, in Słownik etymologiczny języka polskiego (in Polish): “z włosk. all’ arme! ‘do broni’”

Further readingEdit

  • alarm in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French alarme.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ǎlarm/
  • Hyphenation: a‧larm

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àlarm m (Cyrillic spelling а̀ларм)

  1. alarm

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ReferencesEdit

  • alarm” in Hrvatski jezični portal