Alarum meaning

ə-lärəm, -lăr-
A call to arms.
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A warning or alarm, especially a call to arms.
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(archaic) To sound alarums, to sound an alarm.
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alarums and excursions
  • a stage direction, esp. in Elizabethan drama, for a scene depicting a battle
  • any noisy, confused situation
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Origin of alarum

  • Middle English alarom variant of alarm alarm alarm

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English alarom, from Italian all'arme (“to arms, to the weapons”), from arma, armorum (“weapons”)

    From Wiktionary