What does warning mean?

Definitions for warning
ˈwɔr nɪŋwarn·ing

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. warningnoun

    a message informing of danger

    "a warning that still more bombs could explode"

  2. admonition, monition, warning, word of advicenoun

    cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness)

    "a letter of admonition about the dangers of immorality"; "the warning was to beware of surprises"; "his final word of advice was not to play with matches"

  3. warningadjective

    notification of something, usually in advance

    "they gave little warning of their arrival"; "she had only had four days' warning before leaving Berlin"

  4. admonitory, cautionary, exemplary, monitory, warning(a)adjective

    serving to warn

    "shook a monitory finger at him"; "an exemplary jail sentence"

Wiktionary

  1. warningnoun

    The action of the verb warn; an instance of warning someone.

  2. warningnoun

    Something spoken or written that is intended to warn.

    The boss gave him a warning that he would be fired if he did not desist from his behaviour.

  3. warninginterjection

    Used to warn of danger in signs and notices.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Warningnoun

    Etymology: from warn.

    I will thank the Lord for giving me warning in the night. Ps.

    He groaning from the bottom of his breast,
    This warning in these mournful words exprest. Dryden.

    Here wretched Phlegias warns the world with cries,
    Could warning make the world more just or wise. Dryden.

    You have fairer warning than others who are unexpectedly cut off, and so have a better opportunity, as well as greater engagements to provide for your latter end. William Wake.

    A true and plain relation of my misfortunes may be of use and warning to credulous maids, never to put too much trust in deceitful men. Jonathan Swift, Story of the Injured Lady.

    Death called up an old man, and bade him come; the man excused himself, that it was a great journey to take upon so short a warning. Roger L'Estrange.

    I saw with some disdain, more nonsense than either I or as bad a poet could have crammed into it at a month’s warning; in which time it was wholly written. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Warning

    of Warn

  2. Warningadjective

    giving previous notice; cautioning; admonishing; as, a warning voice

  3. Warningnoun

    previous notice

  4. Warningnoun

    caution against danger, or against faults or evil practices which incur danger; admonition; monition

Freebase

  1. Warning

    Warning is the sixth studio album by American punk rock band Green Day, released on October 3, 2000, by Reprise Records. Building upon its predecessor, Nimrod, the album eschewed the band's trademark punk rock sound and incorporated acoustic elements and pop and folk styles. Lyrically, the record contains more optimistic and inspirational themes in comparison with the band's earlier releases. Warning was also Green Day's first album since Kerplunk that was not produced by Rob Cavallo, although he did have a hand in its production and was credited as executive producer. Despite mixed criticism towards the band's stylistic change, the album received mostly positive reviews from music critics, who praised vocalist/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong's songwriting. Although it peaked at number four on the Billboard 200 chart, Warning represented the lowest commercial slump in Green Day's career, being the band's first album since signing to a major record label not to achieve multi-platinum status. The album has nonetheless been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America and, as of December 2012, has sold 1.2 million copies. Warning was reissued on vinyl on July 14, 2009.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. warning

    1. A communication and acknowledgment of dangers implicit in a wide spectrum of activities by potential opponents ranging from routine defense measures to substantial increases in readiness and force preparedness and to acts of terrorism or political, economic, or military provocation. 2. Operating procedures, practices, or conditions that may result in injury or death if not carefully observed or followed.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'warning' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2599

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'warning' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3867

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'warning' in Nouns Frequency: #974

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of warning in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of warning in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of warning in a Sentence

  1. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe:

    Despite strong warning from the international community, North Korea launched a ballistic missile again, this is totally unacceptable and we strongly protest it. North Korea's missile launch is a serious threat to Japan and clearly violate against the UN resolution.

  2. Joseph Wu:

    This is really a warning shot that people should not be complacent and think that these e-cigarettes are completely safe.

  3. Matt Groening:

    Warning signs that lover is bored: 1. Passionless kisses 2. Frequent sighing 3. Moved, left no forwarding address.

  4. Yuval Steinitz:

    We hear this nonsense by Zarif, that Israel would set off terrorist attacks against the United States - this really is total nonsense, but on the other hand it is a warning sign - a warning sign that Iran is taking aim at Israel, is looking for excuses to lash out at Israel, and therefore we need to have our finger on the pulse and be at the highest state of alert.

  5. Flor Edwards:

    I was aware of Joaquin Phoenix and Rose McGowan, we were told about Joaquin Phoenix and Rose McGowan in the cult, as a warning. Like this is what happens when you leave, which is really sad.

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