a word of warning

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of a word of warning

:information about possible danger or trouble
  • They gave me a word of warning about the slippery roads.

Word by Word Definitions

word play
  1. : a speech sound or series of speech sounds that symbolizes and communicates a meaning usually without being divisible into smaller units capable of independent use

  2. : the entire set of linguistic forms produced by combining a single base with various inflectional elements without change in the part of speech elements

  3. : a written or printed character or combination of characters representing a spoken word

  1. : to express in words : phrase

  2. : speak

warning play
  1. : the act of warning : the state of being warned

  2. : something that warns or serves to warn

  1. : serving as an alarm, signal, summons, or admonition


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