alarm

[ uh-lahrm ]
/ əˈlɑrm /

noun

verb (used with object)


Nearby words

  1. alar,
  2. alar cartilage,
  3. alar spine,
  4. alarcón,
  5. alaric,
  6. alarm clock,
  7. alarm reaction,
  8. alarmed,
  9. alarming,
  10. alarmingly

Origin of alarm

1350–1400; Middle English alarme, alarom < Middle French < Old Italian allarme, noun from phrase all'arme to (the) arms. See arm2

Related formsa·larm·a·ble, adjectivea·larm·ed·ly [uh-lahr-mid-lee] /əˈlɑr mɪd li/, adverbpre·a·larm, verb (used with object), nounun·a·larmed, adjective

Synonym study

1. See fear. 8. See frighten.

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British Dictionary definitions for unalarmed

alarm

/ (əˈlɑːm) /

verb (tr)

noun

Derived Formsalarming, adjectivealarmingly, adverb

Word Origin for alarm

C14: from Old French alarme, from Old Italian all'arme to arms; see arm ²

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Word Origin and History for unalarmed
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Idioms and Phrases with unalarmed

alarm

see false alarm.

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