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English Dictionary: Warning by the DICT Development Group
4 results for Warning
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. serving to warn; "shook a monitory finger at him"; "an exemplary jail sentence"
    Synonym(s): admonitory, cautionary, exemplary, monitory, warning(a)
  1. a message informing of danger; "a warning that still more bombs could explode"
  2. 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"
    Synonym(s): admonition, monition, warning, word of advice
  3. notification of something, usually in advance; "they gave little warning of their arrival"; "she had only had four days' warning before leaving Berlin"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Warn \Warn\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Warned}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Warning}.] [OE. warnen, warnien, AS. warnian, wearnian, to
      take heed, to warn; akin to AS. wearn denial, refusal, OS.
      warning, wernian, to refuse, OHG. warnen, G. warnen to warn,
      OFries. warna, werna, Icel. varna to refuse; and probably to
      E. wary. [?][?][?][?].]
      1. To make ware or aware; to give previous information to; to
            give notice to; to notify; to admonish; hence, to notify
            or summon by authority; as, to warn a town meeting; to
            warn a tenant to quit a house. [bd]Warned of the ensuing
            fight.[b8] --Dryden.
                     Cornelius the centurion . . . was warned from God by
                     an holy angel to send for thee.         --Acts x. 22.
                     Who is it that hath warned us to the walls? --Shak.
      2. To give notice to, of approaching or probable danger or
            evil; to caution against anything that may prove
            injurious. [bd]Juturna warns the Daunian chief of Lausus'
            danger, urging swift relief.[b8] --Dryden.
      3. To ward off. [Obs.] --Spenser.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Warning \Warn"ing\, a.
      Giving previous notice; cautioning; admonishing; as, a
      warning voice.
               That warning timepiece never ceased.      --Longfellow.
      {Warning piece}, {Warning wheel} (Horol.), a piece or wheel
            which produces a sound shortly before the clock strikes.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Warning \Warn"ing\, n.
      1. Previous notice. [bd]At a month's warning.[b8] --Dryden.
                     A great journey to take upon so short a warning.
      2. Caution against danger, or against faults or evil
            practices which incur danger; admonition; monition.
                     Could warning make the world more just or wise.
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