advisory

adjective
ad·​vi·​so·​ry | \ əd-ˈvīz-rē How to pronounce advisory (audio) , -ˈvī-zə-\

Definition of advisory

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : having or exercising power to advise an advisory council
2 : containing or giving advice

advisory

noun
plural advisories

Definition of advisory (Entry 2 of 2)

: a report giving information (as on the weather) and often recommending action to be taken

Examples of advisory in a Sentence

Adjective

He attended a meeting of the advisory committee. She is acting in an advisory role in the administration.

Noun

We heard a weather advisory saying that heavy rains are expected tonight.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

The review panel will then turn over its reports to the advisory panel. Fox News, "General orders ethics review of special forces community after criminal allegations against troops," 13 Aug. 2019 In 2006, he was appointed by President George W. Bush, for whom Mr. Broidy had become a top fund-raiser, to a homeland security advisory panel and the Kennedy Center board of trustees. New York Times, "How a Trump Ally Tested the Boundaries of Washington’s Influence Game," 13 Aug. 2019 On August 2nd Liz Truss, the trade secretary, set up a free ports advisory panel. The Economist, "What free ports can and can’t achieve," 8 Aug. 2019 The nine-member advisory panel will officially disband in 30 days. Priscella Vega, Daily Pilot, "Huntington Beach hires Oliver Chi as new city manager," 6 Aug. 2019 The nine-member advisory panel was established in 1979 to help promote local art and cultural activities. Priscella Vega, latimes.com, "With public art master plan in the works, Huntington Beach may dissolve its Allied Arts Board," 12 July 2019 The order will allow Pritzker to appoint two coordinators for the office, which will be housed under the Illinois Department of Human Services, and create a 12-person advisory panel. Elvia Malagón, chicagotribune.com, "Gov. Pritzker creates office, advisory panel dedicated to 2020 census outreach," 20 June 2019 The council will convene advisory panels on various specific subjects (transportation, land use and local government, industry, etc.) and consult them in developing the scoping plan. David Roberts, Vox, "New York just passed the most ambitious climate target in the country," 20 June 2019 The details of problems with both silicone and saline implants were being offered Monday to a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel at the agency’s headquarters. Thomas M. Burton, WSJ, "Patients Continue to Report Problems With Breast Implants," 25 Mar. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

While rain chances will rise some, so will humidity levels next week, and forecasters will be monitoring trends in case heat advisories will be needed starting on Monday. Leigh Morgan, al, "Triple-digit highs possible today and Saturday in Alabama," 16 Aug. 2019 As the entire Southeast baked amid heat warnings and advisories that reached from central Texas to coastal Georgia, construction workers toiled under a blazing sun in Louisiana. Jeff Martin And Jay Reeves, chicagotribune.com, "Dreadful heat, humidity invade South as misery continues," 15 Aug. 2019 That’s likely what caused swimming advisories at beaches in Miami-Dade County between Aug. 2 and Aug. 13, according to health department officials. Brooke Baitinger, sun-sentinel.com, "Blame it on the rain: Downpours bring poopy beaches," 14 Aug. 2019 Heat advisories and excessive heat warnings covered a swath of the nation from central Texas and southern Oklahoma and into parts of Georgia on Monday night, according to the National Weather Service. NBC News, "Dangerous heat wave blazes across large parts of Plains, South," 13 Aug. 2019 Japan, Venezuela and Uruguay have also issued similar travel advisories following the shootings. Time, "How Likely Is the Risk of Being Shot in America? It Depends," 13 Aug. 2019 Here in Northeast Ohio, the Ohio Department of Health issued harmful algal bloom advisories for Edgewater, Huntington and Villa Angela beaches last month. Hannah Drown, cleveland.com, "Expert explains danger of algae bloom in Lake Erie to people, pets during Facebook Live video," 13 Aug. 2019 Florida and Delaware issued similar advisories this summer after the virus was detected in sentinel chickens, though neither state has seen any cases reported in humans. Scottie Andrew, CNN, "Massachusetts has confirmed its first human case of EEE since 2013. What is the mosquito-borne disease?," 12 Aug. 2019 Tens of millions of dollars were also flowing in and out of a tiny financial advisory company that Mr. Epstein incorporated on St. Thomas, in the United States Virgin Islands. Matthew Goldstein, New York Times, "Jeffrey Epstein’s Opaque Finances Could Become Focal Point for Investigators," 11 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of advisory

Adjective

1731, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1920, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for advisory

Adjective

advise + -ory entry 2

Noun

derivative of advisory entry 1

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advisory

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of advisory

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: having the power or right to make suggestions about what should be done : able to give advice

advisory

noun

English Language Learners Definition of advisory (Entry 2 of 2)

US : a report that gives information or a warning about something

advisory

adjective
ad·​vi·​so·​ry | \ əd-ˈvī-zə-rē How to pronounce advisory (audio) , -ˈvīz-rē\

Kids Definition of advisory

: having the power or right to advise an advisory committee

advisory

adjective
ad·​vi·​so·​ry | \ əd-ˈvī-zə-rē How to pronounce advisory (audio) \

Legal Definition of advisory

1 : having or exercising power to advise an advisory committee
2 : containing or giving advice an advisory verdict

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