What does beware mean?

Definitions for bewarebɪˈwɛər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. beware, mind(verb)

    be on one's guard; be cautious or wary about; be alert to

    "Beware of telephone salesmen"

Wiktionary

  1. beware(Verb)

    To use caution, pay attention (to) (if intransitive, construed with of).

  2. Origin: Compound of be- and the verb ware

Webster Dictionary

  1. Beware(verb)

    to be on one's guard; to be cautious; to take care; -- commonly followed by of or lest before the thing that is to be avoided

  2. Beware(verb)

    to have a special regard; to heed

  3. Beware(verb)

    to avoid; to take care of; to have a care for

Freebase

  1. Beware

    Beware was the fifth release from the Lodi, New Jersey horror punk band The Misfits. Since it was originally intended to be available for the group's 1979 UK tour, it combined two earlier, out of print releases, with the substitution of one new track.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Beware

    be-wār′, v.i. to be on one's guard: to be suspicious of danger: to take care (with of; with clause—lest, that, not, how). [From the words be and ware run together. See Wary.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of beware in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of beware in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. George Bernard Shaw:

    Beware of the man whose God is in the skies.

  2. George Bernard Shaw:

    A learned man is an idler who kills time with study. Beware of his false knowledge it is more dangerous than ignorance.

  3. Christopher Ross:

    I don't want to pour cold water on what might be a valid new source of funding, but from the investor's point of view I would say a very strong caveat emptor (buyer beware).

  4. Confucius:

    There are three things to beware of through life: when a man is young, let him beware of his appetites; when he is middle-aged, of his passions; and when old, of covetousness, especially.

  5. William J. H. Boetcker:

    Beware of ignorance when in motion; look out for inexperience when in action, and beware of the majority when mentally poisoned with misinformation, for collective ignorance does not become wisdom.

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