HyperDic: warning

English > 4 senses of the word warning:
NOUNcommunicationwarninga message informing of danger / danger
communicationwarning, admonition, monition, word of advicecautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness)
communicationwarningnotification of something, usually in advance
ADJECTIVEallwarning, admonitory, cautionary, exemplary, monitoryserving to warn
warning > pronunciation
Soundswao'rnihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > warning: 4 senses > adjective 1
MeaningServing to warn.
Synonymsadmonitory, cautionary, exemplary, monitory
Broaderdissuasivedeterring from action
Spanishadmonitorio, aleccionador, ejemplar
Catalanexemplar, monitori
English > warning: 4 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA message informing of danger / danger.
Example"a warning that still more bombs could explode"
Narroweralarmismneedless warnings
alert, alertingA warning serves to make you more alert to danger
caution, caveatA warning against certain acts
false alarmA warning that is given about something that fails to occur
forewarning, premonitionAn early warning about a future event
heads-upA warning message
strategic warning(military) a warning prior to the start of a threatening act
tactical warning(military) a warning after the initiation of a hostile act
threatA warning that something unpleasant is imminent
wake-up callA warning to take action concerning something that was overlooked or neglected
Broaderinforming, making knownA speech act that conveys information
Spanishadvertencia, alarma, aviso
Catalanadvertència, advertiment, avís
Verbswarnnotify of danger / danger, potential harm, or risk
English > warning: 4 senses > noun 2, communication
Meaningcautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness).
Example "the warning was to beware of surprises"
Synonymsadmonition, monition, word of advice
Narrowerexample, deterrent example, lesson, object lessonpunishment intended as a warning to others
BroaderadviceA proposal for an appropriate course of action
Spanishadmonición, amonestación, aviso
Verbswarnadmonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior
English > warning: 4 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningNotification of something, usually in advance.
Examples
  • "they gave little warning of their arrival"
  • "she had only had four days' warning before leaving Berlin"
Broadertelling, apprisal, notificationinforming by words

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