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Princeton's WordNet

  1. advice(noun)

    a proposal for an appropriate course of action


  1. advice(Noun)

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

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

  2. advice(Noun)

    Deliberate consideration; knowledge.

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

  3. advice(Noun)

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

  4. Origin: 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Advice(noun)

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

  2. Advice(noun)

    deliberate consideration; knowledge

  3. Advice(noun)

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

  4. Advice(noun)

    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.

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

How to pronounce advice?

  1. Alex
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How to say advice in sign language?

  1. advice


  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. Maltese Proverb:

    Time gives good advice.

  2. Arabic Proverb:

    Never give advice in a crowd.

  3. German proverb:

    Never give advice unless asked.

  4. Danish proverb:

    Ask advice only of your equals.

  5. Robert Half:

    Free advice is worth the price.

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