Definitions for bewarebɪˈwɛər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. (v.t.)to be wary of:

    Beware his waspish wit.

  2. (v.i.)to be cautious or careful:

    Beware of the dog.

* (usu. used in the imperative or infinitive).

Origin of beware:

1150–1200; from warning phrase be ware; see be, ware2

Princeton's WordNet

  1. beware, mind(verb)

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

    "Beware of telephone salesmen"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. beware(verb)ɪˈwɛər

    used as a warning

    Beware of the dog!


  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


  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.

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