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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.


  1. Advice

    Advice is a song by English rappers Cadet and Deno, released on 28 August 2018. The song peaked at number 14 on the UK Singles Chart in February 2019 following Cadet's death; it had previously reached number one on the UK Independent Singles Breakers Chart in September 2018. The song has since amassed over 30 million views on YouTube. The song mentions English footballer Dele Alli where the two rappers are seen depicting the Dele Alli signature celebration in the album art.


  1. advice

    Advice is a suggestion or recommendation offered to someone in order to assist them in making a decision or overcoming a problem. It can be based on personal experience, expertise, or wisdom, intended to provide guidance or support in a particular situation. Advice is often given with the intention of helping someone improve their circumstances or make informed choices.

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. Advice

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British National Corpus

  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. Francois De La Rochefoucauld:

    Nothing is less sincere than our mode of asking and giving advice. He who asks seems to have a deference for the opinion of his friend, while he only aims to get approval of his own and make his friend responsible for his action. And he who gives advice repays the confidence supposed to be placed in him by a seemingly disinterested zeal, while he seldom means anything by his advice but his own interest or reputation.

  2. Mark Milley:

    Senator, as a senior military officer, resigning is a really serious thing – it's a political act – if I'm resigning in protest, my job is to provide advice – my statutory responsibility is to provide legal advice or best military advice to the president, and that's my legal requirement. That's what the law is.

  3. Paul Wright:

    You hire a tax professional for tax advice, you hire a lawyer for legal advice, so of course you're going to hire an ex-prisoner for prison advice, it's all about working the system.

  4. Richard Milhous Nixon:

    Unless a president can protect the privacy of the advice he gets, he cannot get the advice he needs.

  5. Carina Venter:

    A dietitian can help parents with advice on food avoidance, information on suitable foods, lifestyle advice, bringing normality into their lives and provide some emotional support.

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