alarm clock
noun Date: 1662 a clock that can be set to sound an alarm at a desired time

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  • Alarm clock — Clock Clock (kl[o^]k), n. [AS. clucge bell; akin to D. klok clock, bell, G. glocke, Dan. klokke, Sw. klocka, Icel. klukka bell, LL. clocca, cloca (whence F. cloche); al perh. of Celtic origin; cf. Ir. & Gael. clog bell, clock, W. cloch bell. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alarm clock — Alarm A*larm ([.a]*l[aum]rm ), n. [F. alarme, It. all arme to arms ! fr. L. arma, pl., arms. See {Arms}, and cf. {Alarum}.] 1. A summons to arms, as on the approach of an enemy. [1913 Webster] Arming to answer in a night alarm. Shak. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • alarm clock — alarm clocks N COUNT An alarm clock is a clock that you can set to make a noise so that it wakes you up at a particular time. I set my alarm clock for 4.30. Syn: alarm …   English dictionary

  • alarm clock — ► NOUN ▪ a clock that can be preset to sound an alarm at a particular time, used to wake someone from sleep …   English terms dictionary

  • alarm clock — alarm′ clock n. hor a clock with a bell or buzzer that can be set to sound at a particular time, as to awaken someone • Etymology: 1690–1700 …   From formal English to slang

  • alarm clock — n. a clock that can be set to ring, buzz, or flash a light at any particular time, as to awaken a person …   English World dictionary

  • alarm clock — noun a clock that wakes a sleeper at some preset time • Syn: ↑alarm • Hypernyms: ↑clock * * * noun, pl ⋯ clocks [count] : a clock that can be set to sound an alarm at any desired time She set the alarm clock for six o clock. The alarm clock went… …   Useful english dictionary

  • alarm clock — n. 1) to set an alarm clock 2) an alarm clock goes off, rings, sounds * * * [ə lɑːmklɒk] rings sounds an alarm clock goes off to set an alarm clock …   Combinatory dictionary

  • alarm clock */*/ — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms alarm clock : singular alarm clock plural alarm clocks a clock that wakes you up at a particular time by making a noise …   English dictionary

  • alarm clock — noun (C) a clock that will make a noise at a particular time to wake you up: The alarm clock went off at six …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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