Definitions for precautionprɪˈkɔ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pre•cau•tionprɪˈkɔ ʃən(n.)

  1. a measure taken in advance to avert possible harm or misfortune.

  2. caution employed beforehand; prudent foresight.

  3. (v.t.)to forewarn; put on guard.

Origin of precaution:

1595–1605; < LL

pre•cau′tion•ar′y(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. precaution, safeguard, guard(noun)

    a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.

    "he put an ice pack on the injury as a precaution"; "an insurance policy is a good safeguard"; "we let our guard down"

  2. precaution(noun)

    the trait of practicing caution in advance

  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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. precaution(noun)ɪˈkɔ ʃən

    sth you do to prevent a bad result

    I brought an umbrella as a precaution.; Take precautions against burning when you go out in the sun.

Wiktionary

  1. precaution(Noun)

    Previous caution or care; caution previously employed to prevent mischief or secure good; as, his life was saved by precaution.

    The ancient philosophers treasured up their supposed discoveries with miserable precaution. -- John Henry Newman.

  2. precaution(Noun)

    A measure taken beforehand to ward off evil or secure good or success; a precautionary act; as, to take precautions against risks of accident.

  3. precaution(Verb)

    : To warn or caution beforehand. --Locke.

  4. precaution(Verb)

    : To take precaution against. --John Dryden.

  5. Origin: From précaution, praecautio, from praecavere, praecautum; prae + cavere. See pre-, and caution.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Precaution(noun)

    previous caution or care; caution previously employed to prevent mischief or secure good; as, his life was saved by precaution

  2. Precaution(noun)

    a measure taken beforehand to ward off evil or secure good or success; a precautionary act; as, to take precautions against accident

  3. Precaution(verb)

    to warn or caution beforehand

  4. Precaution(verb)

    to take precaution against

Freebase

  1. Precaution

    Precaution is the first novel written by American author James Fenimore Cooper. It was written in imitation of contemporary English domestic novels like those of Jane Austen and Amelia Opie, and it did not meet with contemporary success. Cooper went on to have great success with works such as The Pathfinder and The Deerslayer. The American reading public responded most to The Last of the Mohicans.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

precaution(noun)

care taken to avoid accidents, disease etc

They took every precaution to ensure that their journey would be safe and enjoyable.

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