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Princeton's WordNet

  1. advicenoun

    a proposal for an appropriate course of action


  1. advicenoun

    An opinion recommended or offered, as worthy to be followed; counsel.

    We may give advice, but we can not give conduct. uE00014297uE001 Franklin.

  2. advicenoun

    Deliberate consideration; knowledge.

    How shall I dote on her with more advice, That thus without advice begin to love her? uE00014298uE001 Shakespeare.

  3. advicenoun

    In aspect-oriented programming, the code whose execution is triggered when a join point is reached.

  4. Etymology: From avis, from the phrase ce m'est a vis ("in my view"), where vis is from visum, past participle of videre. See vision, and confer avise, advise. The unhistoric -d- was introduced in English 15c.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Advicenoun

    Etymology: avis, advis, Fr. from adviso, low Latin.

    Break we our match up, and, by my advice,
    Let us impart what we have seen to-night
    Unto young Hamlet. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.

    O troubled, weak and coward, as thou art!
    Without thy poor advice, the lab’ring heart
    To worse extremes with swifter steps would run;
    Not sav’d by virtue, yet by vice undone. Matthew Prior.

    What he hath won, that he hath fortified:
    So hot a speed, with such advice dispos’d,
    Such temperate order, in so fierce a course,
    Doth want example. William Shakespeare, King John.

    Great princes, for the most part, taking advice with workmen, with no less cost, set their things together. Francis Bacon, Ess.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Advicenoun

    an opinion recommended or offered, as worthy to be followed; counsel

  2. Advicenoun

    deliberate consideration; knowledge

  3. Advicenoun

    information or notice given; intelligence; as, late advices from France; -- commonly in the plural

  4. Advicenoun

    counseling to perform a specific illegal act


  1. Advice

    Advice is a form of relating personal or institutional opinions, belief systems, values, recommendations or guidance about certain situations relayed in some context to another person, group or party often offered as a guide to action and/or conduct. Put a little more simply, an advice message is a recommendation about what might be thought, said, or otherwise done to address a problem, make a decision, or manage a situation. Advice is believed to be theoretical, and is often considered taboo as well as helpful. The kinds of advice can range from systems of instructional and practical toward more esoteric and spiritual, and is often attributable toward problem solving, strategy seeking, and solution finding, either from a social standpoint or a personal one. Advice may pertain to relationships, lifestyle changes, legal choices, business goals, personal goals, career goals, education goals, religious beliefs, personal growth, motivation, inspiration and so on. Advice is not pertinent to any solid criteria, and may be given freely, or only given when asked upon. In some cultures advice is socially unacceptable to be released unless requested. In other cultures advice is given more openly. It may, especially if it is expert advice such as legal advice or methodological advice also be given only in exchange for payment.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Advice

    ad-vīs′, n. counsel: intelligence (usually in pl.): formal official intelligence about anything: specially skilled opinion, as of a physician or lawyer.—n. Advice′-boat, a swift vessel employed in conveying despatches.—adjs. Advice′ful, Avize′full (Spens.).—The form Adviso, advice, counsel (Sir T. Browne), and in Caraval of adviso = an advice-boat (Fuller), is obsolete—modern form Aviso. [O. Fr. advis (Fr. avis)—L. ad visum, according to what is seen or seems best.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    A commodity peddled by your lawyer and given away by your mother-in-law, but impossible to dispose of yourself. Famous as the one thing which it is "More blessed to give than receive." =GOOD ADVICE= Something old men give young men when they can no longer give them a bad example.

Editors Contribution

  1. advice

    To propose or discuss a just, fair and appropriate action or solution.

    The advice given as just, fair, practical and logical.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 22, 2020  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'advice' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #960

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'advice' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1145

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'advice' in Nouns Frequency: #425

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of advice in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of advice in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of advice in a Sentence

  1. Winthai Suvaree:

    This is about genuinely helping farmers and others who might need advice, we also want them to understand the work that the NCPO does and what our roadmap to democracy is.

  2. Michael Rafii:

    Even if a person has end-stage dementia, you want to do anything you can to reduce the risk of suffering. And this vaccine provides individuals with a good deal of protection from suffering severe Covid, my advice is that everyone should get vaccinated, regardless of what stage of dementia they're in.

  3. Noah Ngeny:

    Athletics Kenya (AK) has ignored my advice to spend money in sensitizing athletes on matters of doping. I find that unacceptable.

  4. Melanie Dawes:

    So we're encouraging people to read our advice on getting the most from their broadband, home phones and mobiles – and to share it with friends, families and colleagues, to help them stay connected too.

  5. Leo Terrell:

    She has damaged her chances for future custodial rights, she disobeyed a court order to return the children. A writ of habeas corpus was filed by the ex-husband and granted by a New York Court ordering her to turn over the children to the paternal grandmother. Kelly received bad legal advice to defy the court order.

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