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Definition of Tocsin

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warning signal, alarm; alarm bell, ringing of a warning bell
Tocsin Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
An alarm bell, or the ringing of a bell for the purpose of alarm.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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tocsin
\toc"sin\ (?), n. [f., fr. of. toquier to touch, f. toquer (originally, a dialectic form of f. toucher) + seint (for sein) a bell, ll. signum, fr. l. signum a sign, signal. see touch, and sign.] an alarm bell, or the ringing of a bell for the purpose of alarm. the loud tocsin tolled their last alarm. ampbell.
tocsin
n
1. the sound of an alarm (usually a bell) [syn: alarm bell]


2. a bell used to sound an alarm [syn: warning bell]



WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. the sound of an alarm (usually a bell)
(synonym) alarm bell
(hypernym) alarm, alert, warning signal, alarum
2. a bell used to sound an alarm
(synonym) warning bell
(hypernym) bell
Tocsin Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
To dream of hearing a tocsin sounded, augurs a strife from which you will come victorious. For a woman, this is a warning of separation from her husband or lover.
  
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Tocsin Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Tocsin may refer to:
  • An alarm or other signal sounded by a bell or bells, especially with reference to France, or to the bell itself (see )
  • TOCSIN, the codeword attached by the Royal Observer Corps to any reading on the Bomb Power Indicator after a nuclear strike on the United Kingdom during the Cold War
  • Tocsin Bang, the codeword attached by the Royal Observer Corps to any reading on the AWDREY instrument after a nuclear strike on the United Kingdom during the Cold War
  • Tocsin (album), the second album of 1980s goth rock band Xmal Deutschland
  • Tocsin, Indiana, a small town in the United States
  • Exercise Tocsin, name for the nuclear attack simulation performed by the Government of Canada

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