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Meaning of WARNING

Pronunciation:  'worning

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  cautionary advice
  2. [n]  a message informing of danger
 

WARNING is a 7 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: admonition, monition, word of advice
 
 See Also: advice, alarmism, alert, alerting, caution, caveat, deterrent example, example, false alarm, forewarning, informing, lesson, making known, object lesson, premonition, strategic warning, tactical warning, threat

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
    
  2. \Warn"ing\, n.
    1. Previous notice. ``At a month's warning.'' --Dryden.
    
             A great journey to take upon so short a warning.
                                                   --L'Estrange.
    
    2. Caution against danger, or against faults or evil
       practices which incur danger; admonition; monition.
    
             Could warning make the world more just or wise.
                                                   --Dryden.
    
    
 

 

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