Verb alarum Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


alarum (third-person singular simple present alarums, present participle alaruming, simple past and past participle alarumed)

  1. (archaic) To sound alarums, to sound an alarm.

More definition:


1. (archaic) an alarm, esp a call to arms

2. (used as a stage direction, esp in Elizabethan drama) a loud disturbance or conflict (esp in the phrase alarums and excursions) Word OriginC15, variant of alarmCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
obsolete and poetic spelling of alarm (n.).

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