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warning

[ wawr-ning ]
/ ˈwɔr nɪŋ /
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noun
the act or utterance of one who warns or the existence, appearance, sound, etc., of a thing that warns.
something that serves to warn, give notice, or caution: We fired a warning at the intruders.
Meteorology. an announcement from the U.S. National Weather Service alerting the public that a storm or other weather-related hazard is imminent and that immediate steps should be taken to protect lives and property.Compare advisory (def. 5), storm warning (def. 2), watch (def. 20).
adjective
serving to warn, advise, caution: a warning bell.
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Origin of warning

First recorded before 900; Middle English (noun); Old English war(e)nung “precaution”; see warn, -ing1, -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM warning

warn·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for warning

warning
/ (ˈwɔːnɪŋ) /

noun
a hint, intimation, threat, etc, of harm or danger
advice to beware or desist
an archaic word for notice (def. 6)
adjective
(prenominal) intended or serving to warna warning look
(of the coloration of certain distasteful or poisonous animals) having conspicuous markings, which predators recognize and learn to avoid; aposematic

Derived forms of warning

warningly, adverb
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