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Meaning of word alarm from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

alarm   noun

Meaning : Fear resulting from the awareness of danger.

Synonyms : consternation, dismay

Meaning : A device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event.

Synonyms : alarm system, warning device

Meaning : An automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger.

Synonyms : alarum, alert, warning signal

Meaning : A clock that wakes a sleeper at some preset time.

Synonyms : alarm clock

alarm   verb

Meaning : Fill with apprehension or alarm. Cause to be unpleasantly surprised.

Example : I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview.
The news of the executions horrified us.

Synonyms : appal, appall, dismay, horrify

Meaning : Warn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness.

Example : The empty house alarmed him.
We alerted the new neighbors to the high rate of burglaries.

Synonyms : alert