What does caution mean?

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ˈkɔ ʃəncau·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. caution, cautiousness, carefulnessnoun

    the trait of being cautious; being attentive to possible danger

    "a man of caution"

  2. caution, caveatnoun

    a warning against certain acts

    "a caveat against unfair practices"

  3. caution, precaution, care, forethoughtnoun

    judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger

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

  4. circumspection, cautionverb

    the trait of being circumspect and prudent

  5. caution, admonish, monishverb

    warn strongly; put on guard

Wiktionary

  1. cautionnoun

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

    Etymology: 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"

  2. cautionnoun

    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.

    Etymology: 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"

  3. cautionnoun

    Security; guaranty; bail.

    Etymology: 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"

  4. cautionnoun

    One that gives rise to attention or astonishment

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

    Etymology: 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"

  5. cautionverb

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

    Etymology: 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. Cautionnoun

    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. Cautionnoun

    security; guaranty; bail

  3. Cautionnoun

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

  4. Cautionverb

    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.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. caution

    An explanation given previous to the word of command, by which soldiers are called to attention, that they may execute any given movement with unanimity and correctness.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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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. Lindsey Bell:

    Second-quarter estimates continue to be reduced. That's telling you there's a lot of caution. That's coming from corporate management teams as they provide guidance and the market is following their lead, we're still in a wait-and-see mode regarding the direction of the economy so nobody's willing to go all out in the market right now especially with valuations at a premium.

  2. Nicholas Smith:

    U.S. private sector employment data was just strong enough to give the expectation that non-farm payrolls shouldn't be a shock in either direction, still, markets are in a state of caution because the question of how Friday's data will impact U.S. policy is on everyone's mind. Japanese policymakers are nervous because they can't do anything until it's clear what the Fed will do, which has kept investors on edge.

  3. Mike Gallagher:

    There's a note of caution right now around oil prices, but many know the trends: things go down and things go up, i haven't found anyone that's alarmed.

  4. Stefanie Powers:

    If you are going to a destination where the food might be more exotic than usual, always err on the side of caution.

  5. Paul Offit:

    The thing about anaphylaxis is although it is frightening to watch, it's easily identified, it's quickly identified, and it's easily treated with epinephrine, i don't see how taking this off the market is a conservative thing to do or exercising an abundance of caution. I think all it does is put people at risk unnecessarily.

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  • الحذرArabic
  • 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
  • احتیاطUrdu
  • prüdVolapük

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