from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An alarm.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Obsolete form of alarum.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See alarum, and alarm.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To alarm, frighten, or warn with noise.
  • n. Alarm; a warning sound; a noise giving notice of danger.
  • n. An alarm-clock or alarm-watch.


Middle English larum-, as in larumbelle, short for alarum; see alarum.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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