Definitions for warningˈwɔr nɪŋ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the act or utterance of one who warns; the appearance, sound, etc., of a thing that warns.
something that serves to warn, give notice, or caution:
We fired a warning at the devils.
(adj.)serving to warn or caution.
Origin of warning:
a message informing of danger
"a warning that still more bombs could explode"
admonition, monition, warning, word of advice(noun)
cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness)
"a letter of admonition about the dangers of immorality"; "the warning was to beware of surprises"; "his final word of advice was not to play with matches"
notification of something, usually in advance
"they gave little warning of their arrival"; "she had only had four days' warning before leaving Berlin"
admonitory, cautionary, exemplary, monitory, warning(a)(adj)
serving to warn
"shook a monitory finger at him"; "an exemplary jail sentence"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the act of warning, or the words used to warn
a flood/tornado/bomb warning; She received a warning from the police to slow down.
The action of the verb warn; an instance of warning someone.
Something spoken or written that is intended to warn.
The boss gave him a warning that he would be fired if he did not desist from his behaviour.
Used to warn of danger in signs and notices.
giving previous notice; cautioning; admonishing; as, a warning voice
caution against danger, or against faults or evil practices which incur danger; admonition; monition
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
1. A communication and acknowledgment of dangers implicit in a wide spectrum of activities by potential opponents ranging from routine defense measures to substantial increases in readiness and force preparedness and to acts of terrorism or political, economic, or military provocation. 2. Operating procedures, practices, or conditions that may result in injury or death if not carefully observed or followed.
Translations for warning
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an event, or something said or done, that warns
He gave her a warning against driving too fast; His heart attack will be a warning to him not to work so hard.
- تَحْذير، تَنْبيه، إنْذارArabic
- avisoPortuguese (BR)
- die WarnungGerman
- advertencia, avisoSpanish
- ostrzeżenie, przestrogaPolish
- предостережение; сигналRussian
- uyarı, ikazTurkish
- 警告Chinese (Trad.)
- попередження, застереженняUkrainian
- sự cảnh báoVietnamese
- 警告Chinese (Simp.)
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