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warning - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'warning' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Warning [ a.]
- Giving previous notice; cautioning; admonishing; as, a warning voice.
2 . Warning [ n.]
- Previous notice.
- Caution against danger, or against faults or evil practices which incur danger; admonition; monition.
3 . Warning [ p. pr. & vb. n.]
- of Warn

Meaning of 'warning' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . warning [ n]
Meaning (1):
- cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness)
Example in sentence:
  • a letter of admonition about the dangers of immorality;
  • his final word of advice was not to play with matches;
  • the warning was to beware of surprises
Meaning (2):
- a message informing of danger
Example in sentence:
  • a warning that still more bombs could explode
Meaning (3):
- notification of something, usually in advance
Example in sentence:
  • she had only had four days' warning before leaving Berlin;
  • they gave little warning of their arrival
4 . warning [ s]
Meaning (4):
- serving to warn
Example in sentence:
  • an exemplary jail sentence;
  • shook a monitory finger at him