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Princeton's WordNet

  1. beware, mindverb

    be on one's guard; be cautious or wary about; be alert to

    "Beware of telephone salesmen"


  1. bewareverb

    To use caution, pay attention (to) (if intransitive, construed with of).

  2. Etymology: Compound of be- and the verb ware

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Bewareverb

    Etymology: from be and ware, or wary; that is, cautious:

    You must beware of drawing or painting clouds, winds, and thunder, towards the bottom of your piece. John Dryden, Dufres.

    Every one ought to be very careful to beware what he admits for a principle. John Locke.

    Warn’d by the sylph, oh, pious maid, beware!
    This to disclose is all thy guardian can;
    Beware of all, but most beware of man. Alexander Pope, Rape of the L.


  1. Beware

    Beware is a song by American hip hop recording artist Big Sean taken from his second studio album Hall of Fame (2013). "Beware" was released on June 25, 2013, as the album's third single, through GOOD and Def Jam. The song was written by Sean Anderson, Dwayne Carter, Dwane Weir II, and Alexander Izquierdo, while production was handled by frequent collaborator Key Wane and Mike Dean and features guest appearances from rapper Lil Wayne and singer Jhené Aiko. Musically "Beware" is a hip hop song, backed by "poppy" and "head-bobbing" production, with lyrics that revolve around themes of infidelity and breaking up. Upon release "Beware" was met with generally positive reviews from music critics; who praised the song's musical direction and the inclusion of Jhene Aiko. Commercially the song fared well reaching the top forty of US Billboard Hot 100 and the top ten of the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, since its release the song has been certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.


  1. beware

    "Beware" is an imperative verb often used as a warning or cautionary advice to be alert and attentive to avoid impending danger, harm, deception, or unpleasant situations. It alerts an individual to be on their guard against something potentially harmful or negative.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bewareverb

    to be on one's guard; to be cautious; to take care; -- commonly followed by of or lest before the thing that is to be avoided

  2. Bewareverb

    to have a special regard; to heed

  3. Bewareverb

    to avoid; to take care of; to have a care for


  1. Beware

    Beware was the fifth release from the Lodi, New Jersey horror punk band The Misfits. Since it was originally intended to be available for the group's 1979 UK tour, it combined two earlier, out of print releases, with the substitution of one new track.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Beware

    be-wār′, v.i. to be on one's guard: to be suspicious of danger: to take care (with of; with clause—lest, that, not, how). [From the words be and ware run together. See Wary.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Beware in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Beware in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Beware in a Sentence

  1. Muriel Rukeyser:

    I think there is choice possible to us at any moment, as long as we live. But there is no sacrifice. There is a choice, and the rest falls away. Second choice does not exist. Beware of those who talk about sacrifice.

  2. Jimoh Oluwatobi segun:

    Perception can sometimes lead to perversion" Beware

  3. Lebanese Proverb:

    Beware of the man to whom you have done a good turn.

  4. George Bernard Shaw:

    Beware of the man whose God is in the skies.

  5. Proverb:

    Beware of a bad woman, and put no trust in a good one.

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