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warning

[wawr-ning] /ˈwɔr nɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act or utterance of one who warns or the existence, appearance, sound, etc., of a thing that warns.
2.
something that serves to warn, give notice, or caution:
We fired a warning at the intruders.
3.
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
4.
serving to warn, advise, caution:
a warning bell.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English (noun); Old English war(e)nung precaution; see warn, -ing1, -ing2
Related forms
warningly, adverb
Synonyms
2. caution, admonition, advice; omen, sign, portent, augury, presage.
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British Dictionary definitions for warningly

warning

/ˈwɔːnɪŋ/
noun
1.
a hint, intimation, threat, etc, of harm or danger
2.
advice to beware or desist
3.
an archaic word for notice (sense 6)
adjective
4.
(prenominal) intended or serving to warn: a warning look
5.
(of the coloration of certain distasteful or poisonous animals) having conspicuous markings, which predators recognize and learn to avoid; aposematic
Derived Forms
warningly, adverb
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