a device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event
a clock that wakes a sleeper at some preset time
an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger
fear resulting from the awareness of danger
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"
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"
filled with melancholy and despondency ; "gloomy at the thought of what he had to face"; "gloomy predictions"; "a gloomy silence"; "took a grim view of the economy"; "the darkening mood"; "lonely and blue in a strange city"; "depressed by the loss of his job"; "a dispirited and resigned expression on her face"; "downcast after his defeat"; "feeling discouraged and downhearted"
not functioning (temporarily or permanently); "we can't work because the computer is down"
(American football) a complete play to advance the football; "you have four downs to gain ten yards"
shut; "the shades were down"
soft fine feathers
lower than previously; "the market is depressed"; "prices are down"
fine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs)
understood perfectly; "had his algebra problems down"
(usually plural) a rolling treeless highland with little soi