Definitions for cautionˈkɔ ʃən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
alertness and prudence in a hazardous situation; care:
Proceed with caution.
a warning against danger or evil; anything serving as a warning.
a person or thing that astonishes or causes mild apprehension: often used humorously.
(v.t.)to advise or urge to take heed.
(v.i.)to give a warning:
to caution against overoptimism.
* Syn: See warn.
Origin of caution:
1250–1300; < L cautiō taking precautions
caution, cautiousness, carefulness(noun)
the trait of being cautious; being attentive to possible danger
"a man of caution"
a warning against certain acts
"a caveat against unfair practices"
caution, precaution, care, forethought(noun)
judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger
"he exercised caution in opening the door"; "he handled the vase with care"
the trait of being circumspect and prudent
caution, admonish, monish(verb)
warn strongly; put on guard
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
attention you give to avoiding risks
Use caution when operating this equipment.; Approach the animal with great caution.
indicates you are warning sb
A word of caution: do not walk alone at night.
to tell sb to be careful; = warn
"He can get angry," she cautioned.; She cautioned her granddaughter against lying.; to caution that the weather could be extreme
Precept or warning against evil or danger of any kind; exhortation to wariness; advice; injunction.
A careful attention to the probable effects of an act, in order that failure or harm may be avoided; prudence in regard to danger; provident care; wariness.
Security; guaranty; bail.
One that gives rise to attention or astonishment
Oh, that boy, he's a caution! He does make me laugh.
To warn; to alert, advise that caution is warranted.
Origin: Recorded since 1297, "bail, guarantee, pledge", from "security, surety" itself from cautio, from cautus, the past participle of cavere "to be on one's guard"
a careful attention to the probable effects of an act, in order that failure or harm may be avoided; prudence in regard to danger; provident care; wariness
security; guaranty; bail
precept or warning against evil of any kind; exhortation to wariness; advice; injunction
to give notice of danger to; to warn; to exhort [one] to take heed
Caution is an album by the band Hot Water Music and released by Epitaph Records on October 8, 2002.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'caution' in Nouns Frequency: #2512
Translations for caution
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
carefulness (because of possible danger etc)
Exercise caution when crossing this road.
- versigtigheid, omsigtigheidAfrikaans
- احْتِراسٌ، حَذَرٌArabic
- cuidadoPortuguese (BR)
- die VorsichtGerman
- προσοχή, προφύλαξηGreek
- cautela, precaución, prudenciaSpanish
- gætni, varfærniIcelandic
- cautela, prudenzaItalian
- dengan berhati-hatiMalay
- forsiktighet, varsomhetNorwegian
- dikkat,özen, ihtimamTurkish
- 小心Chinese (Trad.)
- обережність; обачністьUkrainian
- احتیاط کا رویہUrdu
- sự thận trọngVietnamese
- 小心Chinese (Simp.)
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