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warning (advice)

Definition:

cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness)

Class:

communication noun (communicative processes and contents)

Related to:

warn

Plural:

warnings

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

the warning was to beware of surprises

Etymology:

Old English wearnian; related to Old High German warnēn, Old Norse varna to...
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

All senses of warning...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

admonition | admonish | admonishment [formal] | warn [synonym, sense-specific] | caution [synonym, sense-specific] | admonisher [derived] | admonitor [noun, derived]

a warninɡ | a rebuke | the action of admonition | to reprove firmly but not harshly | to advise to do or against doing something; warn; caution (24 of 579 words, 5 definitions, 14 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/admonition

Wikipedia:

Admonition

a punishment under Scots law when an offender has been found guilty but is neither imprisoned nor fined but receives verbal discipline and is afterwards set free; the conviction is still recorded. This can be compared to an absolute discharge where a ... (42 of 173 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Admonition

Merriam-Webster:

admonition | adjuration [synonym, sense-specific] | admonishment [synonym, sense-specific] | advice [synonym, sense-specific] | counsel [synonym, sense-specific] | guidance [synonym, sense-specific] | input [synonym, sense-specific] | recommendation [similar, sense-specific] | suggestion [similar, sense-specific] | ...

gentle or friendly reproof | counsel or warning against fault or oversight (11 of 129 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/admonition

Cambridge Dictionary:

admonition [formal] | admonishment | admonitory [adjective, formal, derived]

a piece of advice that is also a warning to someone about their behaviour (14 of 40 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/admonition

American Heritage Dictionary:

admonition

Mild, kind, yet earnest reproof. | Cautionary advice or warning. (9 of 35 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/admonition

Oxford Dictionary:

admonition

a firm warning or reprimand (5 of 32 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/admonition

Macmillan British Dictionary:

admonition [countable/uncountable, formal] | admonitions [plural]

a warning about someone's behaviour (5 of 31 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/admonition

Random House Dictionary:

admonition

an act of admonishing. | counsel, advice, or caution. | a gentle reproof. | a warning or reproof given by an eccleslastical authority. (20 of 29 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/admonition

New World Dictionary:

admonition

an admonishing, or warning to correct some fault | a mild rebuke; reprimand (12 of 29 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/admonition

Wiktionary:

admonition | admonitions [plural] | advice [synonym] | warning [synonym]

Gentle or friendly reproof; counseling against fault or oversight; warning. (10 of 15 words, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/admonition

Encarta Dictionary:

admonition | admonitions [plural] | admonitory [adjective, derived]

a mild but earnest rebuke | advice for or against doing something (11 of 32 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861583741​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

warning | warn

Origin: Old English wearnian; related to Old High German warnēn, Old Norse varna to refuse

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/warning

Oxford Dictionary:

warning

Origin: Old English warenung (see "warn", "-ing1")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/warning

Audio references

Wiktionary:

warning | warnings [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "warning"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/warning

Collins Dictionary:

warning | warn

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "warning"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/warning

Macmillan British Dictionary:

warning | warnings [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "warning"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/warning

Macmillan American Dictionary:

warning | warnings [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "warning"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/warning

Cambridge Dictionary:

warning

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "warning"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "warning"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/warning

the Free Dictionary:

warning

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "warning"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "warning"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "warning" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/warning

Google Dictionary:

warning | warnings [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "warning"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=warning

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

warning

Audio: North American pronunciation of "warning"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=warnin​01 word=warning

YourDictionary Audio:

warning

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "warning" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/warning

freedictionary.org:

Warning

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Warning" by speech synthesizer

freedictionary​.org​/ Query=warning

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