verb (used with object)
- alar cartilage,
- alar spine,
- alarm clock,
- alarm reaction,
Origin of alarm
Examples from the Web for unalarmed
“Stop the clock,” one judge says in an unalarmed, schoolmarmy voice.
He is unalarmed during the first few gyrations, for escape is easy.Gamblers and Gambling|Henry Ward Beecher
In normal, unalarmed progress the tail extends backward in a drooping curve (figs. 11, 12).The Barren Ground Caribou of Keewatin|Francis Harper
For he had not brought her the spontaneous, unalarmed, unspoiled spirit of his youth.The Helpmate|May Sinclair
So Harmony, ashamed but unalarmed, made her way by the big spruce to the corner of the old lodge and thus to the courtyard.The Street of Seven Stars|Mary Roberts Rinehart
And not having experienced fear (ever before), they were unalarmed, and did not flee away.Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 1|Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa
- the device in an alarm clock that triggers off the bell or buzzer
- short for alarm clock
Word Origin for alarm
early 14c., from Old French alarme (14c.), from Italian all'arme "to arms!" (literally "to the arms"). An interjection that came to be used as the word for the call or warning (cf. alert). Extended 16c. to "any sound to warn of danger or to arouse." Weakened sense of "apprehension, unease" is from 1833. Variant alarum is due to the rolling -r- in the vocalized form. Sometimes in early years anglicized as all-arm. Alarm clock is attested from 1690s (as A Larum clock).
see false alarm.