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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A warning signal. A piece of equipment that makes a loud noise to warn or remind someone. Also: to make someone feel worried or frightened.

Usage examples (38)
  • The alarm went off at 5:00 A.M.
  • Most areas, only the alarm security people arrive if the alarm is activated.
  • Surely adding to their alarm is the realization that the nuclear imbalance, troubling enough already, will only grow in the coming years.
  • The car alarm is silent; battery must have run out. for more
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