What does precaution mean?

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prɪˈkɔ ʃənpre·cau·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. precaution, safeguard, guard(noun)

    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. precaution(noun)

    the trait of practicing caution in advance

  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"

Wiktionary

  1. precaution(Noun)

    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. precaution(Noun)

    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. precaution(Verb)

    To warn or caution beforehand. --Locke.

  4. precaution(Verb)

    To take precaution against. --John Dryden.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Precaution(noun)

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

  2. Precaution(noun)

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

  3. Precaution(verb)

    to warn or caution beforehand

  4. Precaution(verb)

    to take precaution against

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

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  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. Linda Fallon:

    People are just looking to take precaution, this gives people the peace of mind.

  2. Ira Rheingold:

    It's just another precaution, another chance to warn people that there are folks out there who will take advantage of you.

  3. Sandeep Nanduri:

    That is their version, and this is ours. However, we are completely evacuating the sulphuric acid from all tanks as a safety precaution.

  4. Matt Wolking:

    In contrast, President Trump is listening to medical and scientific experts and taking every responsible precaution to protect the American people.

  5. Chief Executive Dido Harding:

    Potentially this could affect all of our customers. I don't know for certain, which is why we are taking the precaution of reaching out to everyone.

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