Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A sound warning of danger.
  • noun A commotion.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun See alarum, and alarm.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Obsolete form of alarum.

Etymologies

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

[Middle English larum- (as in larumbelle, bell sounded for a call to arms), short for alarum; see alarum.]

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