verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of warn
Examples from the Web for warn
In the United States, people used to warn against taking wooden nickels.Recession? Devaluation? Inflation? Putin Tells Russia Stay the Course.|Anna Nemtsova|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I speak here to warn people that the facts presented in the opera are incomplete and distorted.Rudy Giuliani: Why I Protested ‘The Death of Klinghoffer’|Rudy Giuliani|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You said that shutting down a newspaper is not the right way to warn those who may have infringed on the law.
I mean he did choose to warn him instead of have him killed.‘The Good Wife’ Star Mike Colter Defends Lemond Bishop’s Killer Instincts|Kevin Fallon|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Nor did he warn the hospital that the book is being published this week.
A bell is automatically rung by the machine to warn the attendant that the desired length has been deposited into the can.
I came to warn the man, Marchand, for if Dennis kills him, then they will hang Dennis.The World For Sale, Complete|Gilbert Parker
But so sharp were her tones I hadn't the courage to warn her that even Susan had read most of it.Memoirs of a Midget|Walter de la Mare
Eager to warn the traveller of what she had seen, she touched her.The Angel Over the Right Shoulder|Elizabeth Wooster Stuart Phelps
We warn all People, and particularly young People, against such Sins as these.A General History of the Pyrates:|Daniel Defoe
British Dictionary definitions for warn
Word Origin for warn
Word Origin and History for warn
Old English warnian "to give notice of impending danger," also intransitive, "to take heed," from West Germanic *warnojanan (cf. Old Norse varna "to admonish," Old High German warnon "to take heed," German warnen "to warn"); related to Old English wær "aware, cautious" (see wary). Related: Warned; warning.