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Alarm - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)

A particular quivering sound of the silver trumpets to give warning to the Hebrews on their journey through the wilderness (Num. 10:5, 6), a call to arms, or a war-note (Jer. 4:19; 49:2; Zeph. 1:16).

Alarm - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)

AL'ARM, n.

1. Any sound, outcry or information intended to give notice of approaching danger as, to sound an alarm.

2. A summon to arms.

3. Sudden surprise with fear or terror; as, the fire or the enemy excited an alarm.

4. Terror; a sensation excited by an apprehension of danger, from whatever cause; as, we felt an alarm at the cry of fire.

5. In fencing, an appeal or challenge.

AL'ARM, v.t.

1. To give notice of danger; to rouse to vigilance, and exertions for safety.

2. To call to arms for defense.

3. To surprise with apprehension of danger; to disturb with terror; to fill with anxiety by the prospect of evil.

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