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prɪˈkɔ ʃənpre·cau·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. precaution, safeguard, guardnoun

    a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.

    "he put an ice pack on the injury as a precaution"; "an insurance policy is a good safeguard"; "we let our guard down"

  2. precautionnoun

    the trait of practicing caution in advance

  3. caution, precaution, care, forethoughtnoun

    judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger

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

Wiktionary

  1. precautionnoun

    Previous caution or care; caution previously employed to prevent mischief or secure good; as, his life was saved by precaution.

    The ancient philosophers treasured up their supposed discoveries with miserable precaution. -- John Henry Newman.

  2. precautionnoun

    A measure taken beforehand to ward off evil or secure good or success; a precautionary act; as, to take precautions against risks of accident.

  3. precautionverb

    To warn or caution beforehand. --Locke.

  4. precautionverb

    To take precaution against. --John Dryden.

  5. Etymology: From précaution, praecautio, from praecavere, praecautum; prae + cavere. See pre-, and caution.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Precautionnoun

    Preservative caution; preventive measures.

    Etymology: precaution, Fr. [from præcautus, Lat.

    Unless our ministers have strong assurances of his falling in with the grand alliance, or not opposing it, they cannot be too circumspect and speedy in taking their precautions against any contrary resolution. Joseph Addison, on the State of the War.

  2. To Precautionverb

    To warn beforehand.

    Etymology: precautioner, Fr. from the noun.

    By the disgraces, diseases and beggary of hopeful young men brought to ruin, he may be precautioned. John Locke.

Wikipedia

  1. Precaution

    Precaution (1820) is the first novel by American author James Fenimore Cooper.

ChatGPT

  1. precaution

    A precaution is an action taken in advance to prevent a potential problem or avoid danger, harm, or unwanted consequences. It involves taking extra and proactive measures to ensure safety or reduce risks.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Precautionnoun

    previous caution or care; caution previously employed to prevent mischief or secure good; as, his life was saved by precaution

  2. Precautionnoun

    a measure taken beforehand to ward off evil or secure good or success; a precautionary act; as, to take precautions against accident

  3. Precautionverb

    to warn or caution beforehand

  4. Precautionverb

    to take precaution against

  5. Etymology: [F. prcation, L. praecautio, fr. praecavere, praecautum, to guard against beforehand; prae before + cavere be on one's guard. See Pre-, and Caution.]

Wikidata

  1. Precaution

    Precaution is the first novel written by American author James Fenimore Cooper. It was written in imitation of contemporary English domestic novels like those of Jane Austen and Amelia Opie, and it did not meet with contemporary success. Cooper went on to have great success with works such as The Pathfinder and The Deerslayer. The American reading public responded most to The Last of the Mohicans.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Precaution

    prē-kaw′shun, n. caution or care beforehand: a preventive measure: something done beforehand to ward off evil or secure good.—v.t. to warn or advise beforehand.—adjs. Precau′tional, Precau′tionary, containing or proceeding from precaution: taking precaution. [Fr.,—L. præ, before, cavēre, to be careful.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of precaution in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of precaution in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of precaution in a Sentence

  1. William Walters:

    I can speak, having been on those missions, and certainly the first trip out of Wuhan, the second, the third, the Diamond Princess, and based on a relationship that I've had with HHS,( Secretary of Defense Mark) Esper and CDC dating back to 2014. Every precaution has been taken.

  2. Kelly Alexis:

    It's just the feeling that they do things so perfectly and they will take every precaution, they're not going to want to have an epidemic where everyone gets sick at Disney. They would never let that happen.

  3. Gregory Steven Gordon:

    The United States, even if attacks were being carried out from the hospital, would have to respect certain principles of precaution, in other words, they would have to make sure they were using weapons that would be the least destructive, they would have to give warnings to civilians to get them out.

  4. Sergio Gor:

    She's doing well, and will be retested to ensure the diagnosis is correct since she's asymptomatic, but as a precaution will cancel all upcoming events, donald Trump Jr. was tested negative, but as a precaution is also self-isolating and is canceling all public events.

  5. Josh Becker:

    I’m glad I attended the event wearing an N95 mask and that I tested negative each day since Sunday, i tested daily as a precaution with our return to session this week. In fact, on Tuesday I tested negative that morning and tested negative again, right before attending.

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