HyperDic: precaution

English > 3 senses of the word precaution:
NOUNactprecaution, safeguard, guarda precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage / damage or injury etc.
attributeprecautionthe trait of practicing caution in advance
cognitionprecaution, caution, care, forethoughtjudiciousness in avoiding harm or danger
precaution > pronunciation
Soundspriykao'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > precaution: 3 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage / damage or injury etc..
Example"he put an ice pack on the injury as a precaution"
Synonymssafeguard, guard
NarrowerbackstopA precaution in case of an emergency
security, security measuresMeasures taken as a precaution against theft or espionage or sabotage etc.
Broadermeasure, stepAny maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal
Spanishprecaución, prevención, salvaguarda
Catalanprecaució, prevenció, salvaguarda
Adjectivesprecautionarytaken in advance to protect against possible danger or failure
English > precaution: 3 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningThe trait of practicing caution in advance.
Broadercircumspection, cautionThe trait of being circumspect and prudent
Spanishprecaución
Catalanprecaució
English > precaution: 3 senses > noun 3, cognition
Meaningjudiciousness in avoiding harm or danger.
Synonymscaution, care, forethought
BroaderjudiciousnessGood judgment
Spanishcautela, cuidado, miramiento, precaución, prevención, previsión, recaudo, tiento
Catalancautela, precaució, prudència

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