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 warning warning

noun

  • () a message informing of danger  ( warning )
    a message informing of danger
     a warning that still more bombs could explode
    a warning that still more bombs could explode
  • () cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness)  ( monition, word of advice, admonition, warning )
    cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness)
     a letter of admonition about the dangers of immorality
    a letter of admonition about the dangers of immorality
     the warning was to beware of surprises
    the warning was to beware of surprises
     his final word of advice was not to play with matches
    his final word of advice was not to play with matches
  • notification of something, usually in advance  ( warning )
    notification of something, usually in advance
     they gave little warning of their arrival
    they gave little warning of their arrival
     she had only had four days' warning before leaving Berlin
    she had only had four days' warning before leaving Berlin
  • adj

  • serving to warn  ( admonitory, cautionary, exemplary, monitory, warning )
    serving to warn
     shook a monitory finger at him
    shook a monitory finger at him
     an exemplary jail sentence
    an exemplary jail sentence