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Definition of the noun alarum

What does alarum mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: alarums

  1. an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonyms of alarum: alarm / alert / warning signal
    • more generic words: sign / signal / signaling = any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message
    • more specific terms:
      • torpedo = a small explosive device that is placed on a railroad track and fires when a train runs over it
      • air alert = the warning signal that begins a period of preparation for an enemy air attack
      • burglar alarm = a loud warning signal produced by a burglar alarm
      • fire alarm = a shout or bell to warn that fire has broken out
      • fogsignal / foghorn = a loud low warning signal that can be heard by fogbound ships
      • horn = a noise made by the driver of an automobile to give warning
      • red flag = a flag that serves as a warning signal
      • siren = a warning signal that is a loud wailing sound
      • alarm bell / tocsin = the sound of an alarm

Definition of the verb alarum

What does alarum mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: alarumed | alaruming | alarums

  1. [archaic] To sound alarums, to sound an alarm.


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Phrases with Alarum

  1. Sphaerella Alarum
  2. Eutarsopolipus Alarum
  3. Mycosphaerella Alarum
  4. Parula pitiayumi alarum
  5. Species Sphaerella Alarum
  6. Setophaga Pitiayumi Alarum
  7. Species Eutarsopolipus Alarum
  8. Species Mycosphaerella Alarum
  9. Xiphorhynchus lachrymosus alarum
  10. Subspecies Parula Pitiayumi Alarum
  11. Subspecies Xiphorhynchus Lachrymosus Alarum

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Alarum

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Google previewThe Tricyclists' indispensable annual and handbook, by H. Sturmey (1883)

Stormont's Alarum is a neat and effective contiivance of two gongs, placed opposite one another, on the same vertical staff. It is worked by pressing a button at the top, which in its descent works two catches and spring hammers, concealed in ...

Google previewThe Christian remembrancer; or, The Churchman's Biblical, ecclesiastical & literary miscellany (1840)

Terra cymbalo alarum is a rendering which ought not, however, to be hastily cancelled.

Google previewThe Christian Remembrancer (1840)

A Quarterly Review

Terra cymbalo alarum is a rendering which ought not, however, to be hastily cancelled ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation (2016)

by David Crystal

> land –źlarbus n o la:abos sp Alarbus" alarm / ~s n o laim / -z spalarme*/alarmes' rh armS R2 1 1 205 > night-alarm alarum, abbr larum adj ola:rom, abbr 'la:rom sp alarum", ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana; Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge on an Original Plan Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings Edited by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose (1845)

Mixed sciences, vol. 6

llnnufatr tun-s, Clock alarum. Tide register, or tide gauge. Manufacturels. M's/'1 Shears for cutting iron, &c. Pl. xxxv. Fig. little below the general centre of gravity; to the frame is also fixed a tube with quicksilver, which is horizontal when the frame ...

Google previewDictionary of Manufactures, Mining Machinery, and the Industrial Arts (1876)

by George Dodd

Alarum is a watch or clock that strikes at a particular hour. An ordinary clock strikes on a bell ...

Google previewThe domestic encyclopaedia (1802)

or, A dictionary of facts, and useful knowledge, comprehending a concise view of the latest discoveries, inventions, and improvements, chiefly applicable to rural and domestic enconomy ... by Anthony Florian Madinger Willich

Henev invented a curious alarum, which was highly approved of by Sir Jonw Fielding. All burglaries being perpetrated at night, this piece of mechanism deserves peculiar enr conragement. On being fixed up by a ...

Google previewDictionary of Confusable Words (2013)

by Adrian Room

aide see aid alarm/alarum The usual spelling of the word in all senses is alarm. However, the spelling alarum is still occasionally found in the set expression alarums and excursions, used of a local disturbance or conflict. This was originally a ...

Google previewThe Domestic Encyclopedia, Or, A Dictionary of Facts and Useful Knowledge, Chiefly Applicable to Rural & Domestic Economy (1821)

With an Appendix, Containing Additions in Domestic Medicine, and the Veterinary and Culinary Arts by Anthony Florian Madinger Willich

ALARUM, a term employed to signify any instrument , or contrivance, for the purpose of awakening persons from sleep, at a certain hour, ...

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Video shows what alarum means. A danger signal or warning.. A call to arms.. Alarum Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio dictionary. How to say ...

Scrabble value of A1L1A1R1U1M3

The value of this 6-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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