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bɪˈwɛərbe·ware

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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"

Wiktionary

  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.

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

Freebase

  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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Numerology

  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. John Ernst Steinbeck:

    One man was so mad at me that he ended his letter Beware. You will never get out of this world alive.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Never try to look back, and never gaze into the Past. Sometimes Past can be like Medusa, the hideous Gorgon with scary human face and having venomous snakes in the place of her hair. Beware of gazing directly into Medusa's eyes, for it can turn the onlooker into a stone. The Past does exactly the same - it freezes you stone cold, slowing and stopping all your actions, ambitions and aspirations..... the reason why Past is likened to Medusa here. Look forward to today, to this very moment, to the Present that welcomes you happily, as your journey of life continues upwards and onwards. A Viaxe Continua! Have a great journey, my friend!

  3. Bokonon:

    Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before. He is full of murderous resentment of people who are ignorant without having come by their ignorance the hard way.

  4. Lebanese Proverb:

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

  5. Author Unknown:

    Beware of the man who knows the answer before he understands the question.

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