Origin of warning
Definition for warning (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of warn
Examples from the Web for warning
There were also crashes not due to either mechanical or human error but to a lack of warning of dangerous conditions.Flight 8501 Poses Question: Are Modern Jets Too Automated to Fly?|Clive Irving|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The government continues to call for calm while warning people to be on their guard.
But we both know the warning signs and know what to do if that should happen.
We prefer to wave away the warning signs; like The Interview, Mulholland Drive was comfortably downplayed as over-the-top satire.Pyongyang Shuffle: Hollywood In Dead Panic Over Sony Hack|James Poulos|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And if any police were warning bars against serving the Santas, “that would be improper behavior by a government official.”Before the Bros, SantaCon Was as an Anti-Corporate Protest|David Freedlander|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The monarch was admonished to ask no more, but he disregarded the warning.The Mysteries of All Nations|James Grant
"That is not the way to speak, sir," he said sternly, while the constable pressed a warning hand on James's shoulder.With Wolfe in Canada|G. A. Henty
But before he could speak further, the other clapped a warning hand over his mouth.The New Land|Elma Ehrlich Levinger
But as far as I recollect, that warning, inexorable as it was, only touched the question of ammunition.Experiences of a Dug-out, 1914-1918|Sir Stanley Maude
They would certainly have noticed the warning bleak northern sky and other indications of the coming storm.The Trail Horde|Charles Alden Seltzer
British Dictionary definitions for warning (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for warning (2 of 2)
Word Origin for warn
Word Origin and History for warning
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.