Noun: warning wor-ning
Adjective: warning wor-ning
- A message informing of danger
"a warning that still more bombs could explode"
- Cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness)
"the warning was to beware of surprises";
- admonition, monition, word of advice
- Notification of something, usually in advance
"they gave little warning of their arrival"; "she had only had four days' warning before leaving Berlin"
Verb: warn worn
- Serving to warn
- admonitory, cautionary, exemplary, monitory
- Notify of danger, potential harm, or risk
"The director warned him that he might be fired"; "The doctor warned me about the dangers of smoking"
- Admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behaviour
"I warned him not to go too far"; "I warn you against false assumptions"; "She warned him to be quiet";
- discourage, admonish
- Ask to go away
"The old man warned the children off his property"
- Notify, usually in advance
"I warned you that I would ask some difficult questions"
Derived forms: warnings
See also: dissuasive
Type of: advice, advise, apprisal, counsel, enjoin, inform, informing, making known, notification, order, rede [archaic], say, tell, telling
Encyclopedia: Warning, Alert and Response Network Act Warn