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Alarm vs. Warning

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  • Alarm (noun)

    A summons to arms, as on the approach of an enemy.

  • Alarm (noun)

    Any sound or information intended to give notice of approaching danger; a warning sound to arouse attention; a warning of danger.

  • Alarm (noun)

    A sudden attack; disturbance; broil.

  • Alarm (noun)

    Sudden surprise with fear or terror excited by apprehension of danger; in the military use, commonly, sudden apprehension of being attacked by surprise.

  • Alarm (noun)

    A mechanical contrivance for awaking persons from sleep, or rousing their attention; an alarum.

  • Alarm

    To call to arms for defense; to give notice to (any one) of approaching danger; to rouse to vigilance and action; to put on the alert.

  • Alarm

    To keep in excitement; to disturb.

  • Alarm

    To surprise with apprehension of danger; to fill with anxiety in regard to threatening evil; to excite with sudden fear.

  • Warning (adjective)

    Giving previous notice; cautioning; admonishing; as, a warning voice.

  • Warning (noun)

    Previous notice.

  • Warning (noun)

    Caution against danger, or against faults or evil practices which incur danger; admonition; monition.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Alarm (noun)

    fear resulting from the awareness of danger

  • Alarm (noun)

    a device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event

  • Alarm (noun)

    an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger

  • Alarm (noun)

    a clock that wakes sleeper at preset time

  • Alarm (verb)

    fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised;

    "I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview"

    "The news of the executions horrified us"

  • Alarm (verb)

    warn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness;

    "The empty house alarmed him"

    "We alerted the new neighbors to the high rate of burglaries"

  • Warning (noun)

    a message informing of danger

  • Warning (noun)

    cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger)

  • Warning (adjective)

    serving to warn;

    "shook a monitory finger at him"

    "an exemplary jail sentence"

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