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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. William Shakespeare:

    Beware Of entrance to a quarrel but being in, Bear't that the opposed may beware of thee. Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment. Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, But not express'd in fancy rich, not gaudy For the apparel oft proclaims the man.

  2. Burmese Proverb:

    Beware of a man's shadow and a bee's sting.

  3. Jean Jacques Rousseau:

    Your first appearance, he said to me, is the gauge by which you will be measured; try to manage that you may go beyond yourself in after times, but beware of ever doing less.

  4. Henry David Thoreau, Walden:

    Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes.

  5. Prophet Muhammad:

    ======== #6. Avoid alcohol for it is the mother of all evils ======== #7. Do not become angry and Paradise will be yours ======== #8. Beware of suspicion; suspicion is the most untrue speech ======== #9. If one of you loves his brother for the sake of Allah, let him tell him, for it does good and makes the love last ======== #10. Blessings are with your elders

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