Definitions for cautionˈkɔ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. caution, cautiousness, carefulness(noun)

    the trait of being cautious; being attentive to possible danger

    "a man of caution"

  2. caution, caveat(noun)

    a warning against certain acts

    "a caveat against unfair practices"

  3. caution, precaution, care, forethought(noun)

    judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger

    "he exercised caution in opening the door"; "he handled the vase with care"

  4. circumspection, caution(verb)

    the trait of being circumspect and prudent

  5. caution, admonish, monish(verb)

    warn strongly; put on guard


  1. caution(Noun)

    Precept or warning against evil or danger of any kind; exhortation to wariness; advice; injunction.

  2. caution(Noun)

    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.

  3. caution(Noun)

    Security; guaranty; bail.

  4. caution(Noun)

    One that gives rise to attention or astonishment

    Oh, that boy, he's a caution! He does make me laugh.

  5. caution(Verb)

    To warn; to alert, advise that caution is warranted.

  6. 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"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Caution(noun)

    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

  2. Caution(noun)

    security; guaranty; bail

  3. Caution(noun)

    precept or warning against evil of any kind; exhortation to wariness; advice; injunction

  4. Caution(verb)

    to give notice of danger to; to warn; to exhort [one] to take heed


  1. Caution

    Caution is an album by the band Hot Water Music and released by Epitaph Records on October 8, 2002.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'caution' in Nouns Frequency: #2512

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • внимание, предупреждавам, предпазливост, благоразумиеBulgarian
  • সতর্কীকরণBengali
  • garanti, varsomhed, kaution, advare, forsigtighed, advarsel, sikkerhedDanish
  • Vorsicht, Warnung, Achtsamkeit, verwarnen, Behutsamkeit, Kaution, warnenGerman
  • προσοχή, περίσκεψη, προφύλαξη, προσεκτικότητα, προειδοποιώGreek
  • cuidado, cautela, advertencia, advertir, precaución, fianzaSpanish
  • huolellisuus, varoitus, varoittaa, neuvo, huomio, ohjenuora, neuvoa, varovaisuus, teroittaa, tarkkaavaisuusFinnish
  • avertirFrench
  • सावधानीHindi
  • figyelmeztetés, óvadék, óvatosság, figyelmeztet, óvás, óvHungarian
  • cautelaItalian
  • 注意Japanese
  • cautela, cautioLatin
  • varsomhet, aktpågivenhet, fraråde, advarsel, advare, forsiktighet, kausjonNorwegian
  • waarborg, borgsom, waarschuwen, voorzichtigheid, manen, borg, voorzorg, waarschuwing, omzichtigheid, garantieDutch
  • advertência, cautela, advertir, garantia, cuidado, cauçãoPortuguese
  • осторожность, предостережение, поручительство, предупреждениеRussian
  • опрезSerbo-Croatian
  • prüdVolapük

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