alarum definition

  • noun:
    • A warning or alarm, specially a call to arms: "This instrument called television can teach and illuminate, cautioned Edward R. Murrow, but simply to the degree that its operators opt for it.... A Period later ... Murrow's alarum stays as up to date as tonight's development” ( Harry F. Waters).
    • A danger signal or caution.
    • A call to arms.
    • See alarm.
    • Same as security, the good news is made use of only in feeling 4, except poetically.
    • a computerized signal (usually a sound) warning of risk
    • A warning or security, specifically a call to hands: "This tool called television can teach and illuminate, cautioned Edward R. Murrow, but only to the level that its providers choose to use it.... A Period later on ... Murrow's alarum continues to be as up-to-date as tonight's news” ( Harry F. Waters).
    • A danger sign or warning.
    • A call to hands.
    • See security.
    • identical to security, but now made use of just in good sense 4, except poetically.
    • an automatic sign (usually an audio) caution of risk
  • verb:
    • To sound alarums, to seem an alarm.
    • To seem alarums, to sound an alarm.
  • others:
    • just like alarm.
    • Same as security.

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