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"
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
fine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs)
paid in cash at time of purchase; "put ten dollars down on the necklace"
(usually plural) a rolling treeless highland with little soil
in an inactive or inoperative state; "the factory went down during the strike"; "the computer went down again"
English physician who first described Down's syndrome (1828-1896)
to a lower intensity; "he slowly phased down the light until the stage was completely black"
from an earlier time; "the story was passed down from father to son"
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 defea