Definitions for warner
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to give notice, advice, or intimation to (a person, group, etc.) of impending danger, possible harm, or the like.
to urge or advise to be careful; caution:
to warn a careless driver.
to admonish or exhort, as to action or conduct.
to notify; inform:
to warn a person of an intended visit.
to notify to go away, keep at a distance, etc. (often fol. by away, off, etc.):
A sign warned boats away from the island.
to order; summon:
to warn a person to appear in court.
(v.i.)to give a warning; caution.
* Syn: warn , caution , admonish imply attempting to prevent someone from running into danger or unpleasant circumstances. To warn is to inform plainly and strongly of possible or imminent trouble, or to advise that doing or not doing something will have dangerous consequences: The scout warned the fort of the attack. I warned them not to travel to that country. To caution is to advise to be careful and to take necessary precautions: Tourists were cautioned to watch their belongings. To admonish is to advise of negligence or a fault in an earnest, authoritative, but friendly way, so that corrective action can be taken: to admonish a student for constant lateness.
Origin of warn:
bef. 1000; ME; OE warnian, c. MLG warnen,
Warner, Charles Dudley Warner(noun)
United States filmmaker who with his brothers founded the movie studio that produced the first talking picture (1881-1958)
someone who gives a warning to others
derived from a medieval given name, from Germanic war,warin "guard" + hari,heri "army", modern German Werner.
An occupational surname, reduced from Warrener.
, occasional transferred use of the surnames.
One who warns.
one who warns; an admonisher