What does caution mean?

Definitions for caution
ˈkɔ ʃəncau·tion

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word caution.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. caution, cautiousness, carefulness(noun)

    the trait of being cautious; being attentive to possible danger

    "a man of caution"

  2. caution, caveat(noun)

    a warning against certain acts

    "a caveat against unfair practices"

  3. caution, precaution, care, forethought(noun)

    judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger

    "he exercised caution in opening the door"; "he handled the vase with care"

  4. circumspection, caution(verb)

    the trait of being circumspect and prudent

  5. caution, admonish, monish(verb)

    warn strongly; put on guard

Wiktionary

  1. caution(Noun)

    Precept or warning against evil or danger of any kind; exhortation to wariness; advice; injunction.

  2. caution(Noun)

    A careful attention to the probable effects of an act, in order that failure or harm may be avoided; prudence in regard to danger; provident care; wariness.

  3. caution(Noun)

    Security; guaranty; bail.

  4. caution(Noun)

    One that gives rise to attention or astonishment

    Oh, that boy, he's a caution! He does make me laugh.

  5. caution(Verb)

    To warn; to alert, advise that caution is warranted.

  6. Origin: Recorded since 1297, "bail, guarantee, pledge", from "security, surety" itself from cautio, from cautus, the past participle of cavere "to be on one's guard"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Caution(noun)

    a careful attention to the probable effects of an act, in order that failure or harm may be avoided; prudence in regard to danger; provident care; wariness

  2. Caution(noun)

    security; guaranty; bail

  3. Caution(noun)

    precept or warning against evil of any kind; exhortation to wariness; advice; injunction

  4. Caution(verb)

    to give notice of danger to; to warn; to exhort [one] to take heed

Freebase

  1. Caution

    Caution is an album by the band Hot Water Music and released by Epitaph Records on October 8, 2002.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Caution

    kaw′shun, n. heedfulness: security: warning: a surety: (Scot.) bail.—v.t. to warn to take care.—adj. Cau′tionary, containing caution: given as a pledge.—ns. Cau′tioner, one who cautions or advises: (Scots law) a surety; Cau′tionry, the act of giving security for another.—adj. Cau′tious, possessing or using caution: watchful: prudent.—adv. Cau′tiously.—n. Cau′tiousness.—Caution money, money paid in advance as security for good behaviour. [Fr.,—L. caution-emcavēre, to beware.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'caution' in Nouns Frequency: #2512

How to pronounce caution?

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How to say caution in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of caution in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of caution in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of caution in a Sentence

  1. Amir Madden:

    The outlook for most investors is caution.

  2. Saint Jerome:

    The scars of others should teach us caution.

  3. Benjamin Franklin:

    Distrust and caution are the parents of security.

  4. Tim Keepers:

    I would have to caution her, you know, 'B's are OK,'.

  5. Rick Scott:

    It is critical that all Floridians use caution and remain alert.

Images & Illustrations of caution

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Translations for caution

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • внимание, предупреждавам, предпазливост, благоразумиеBulgarian
  • সতর্কীকরণBengali
  • garanti, varsomhed, kaution, advare, forsigtighed, advarsel, sikkerhedDanish
  • Vorsicht, Warnung, Achtsamkeit, verwarnen, Behutsamkeit, Kaution, warnenGerman
  • προσοχή, περίσκεψη, προφύλαξη, προσεκτικότητα, προειδοποιώGreek
  • cuidado, cautela, advertencia, advertir, precaución, fianzaSpanish
  • huolellisuus, varoitus, varoittaa, neuvo, huomio, ohjenuora, neuvoa, varovaisuus, teroittaa, tarkkaavaisuusFinnish
  • avertirFrench
  • सावधानीHindi
  • figyelmeztetés, óvadék, óvatosság, figyelmeztet, óvás, óvHungarian
  • cautelaItalian
  • 注意Japanese
  • cautela, cautioLatin
  • varsomhet, aktpågivenhet, fraråde, advarsel, advare, forsiktighet, kausjonNorwegian
  • waarborg, borgsom, waarschuwen, voorzichtigheid, manen, borg, voorzorg, waarschuwing, omzichtigheid, garantieDutch
  • advertência, cautela, advertir, garantia, cuidado, cauçãoPortuguese
  • осторожность, предостережение, поручительство, предупреждениеRussian
  • опрезSerbo-Croatian
  • prüdVolapük

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