Origin of warning
Synonyms for warning
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of warn
Synonyms for warn
Related Words for warningominous, information, word, threat, hint, notification, signal, admonition, prediction, alert, alarm, guidance, indication, suggestion, recommendation, caution, lesson, sign, advice, example
Examples from the Web for warning
Contemporary Examples of 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?
January 4, 2015
The government continues to call for calm while warning people to be on their guard.France’s Wave of Crazy-Terror Christmas Attacks
December 24, 2014
But we both know the warning signs and know what to do if that should happen.You’re Never ‘Cured’ of an Eating Disorder
December 20, 2014
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
December 19, 2014
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
December 12, 2014
Historical Examples of warning
The brothers must be on the watch, and ready to join her at a moment's warning.Harriet, The Moses of Her People
Sarah H. Bradford
There was profound conviction in the emphasis with which she spoke her warning.
The Inspector shot a word of warning to Gilder in an aside that Dick could not hear.
Was not the deed perpetrated as an example and warning for himself?A Theological-Political Treatise [Part IV]
Benedict of Spinoza
She was much inclined to laugh, however; for it did not seem to her that the warning was at all necessary.Rico and Wiseli
Word Origin 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.