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Caution - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Caution' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Caution [ n.]
- 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.
- Security; guaranty; bail.
- Precept or warning against evil of any kind; exhortation to wariness; advice; injunction.
2 . Caution [ v. t.]
- To give notice of danger to; to warn; to exhort [one] to take heed.

Meaning of 'Caution' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . caution [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a warning against certain acts
Example in sentence:
  • a caveat against unfair practices
Meaning (2):
- the trait of being cautious; being attentive to possible danger
Example in sentence:
  • a man of caution
Meaning (3):
- judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger
Example in sentence:
  • he exercised caution in opening the door;
  • he handled the vase with care