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 Geauga County Sheriff’s Office issued an advisory June 18 that County Line Road will be closed with no access to Ledgebrook Lane for several weeks. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, "Portion of County Line Road to Ledgebrook closed for several weeks: Hunting Valley Police Blotter," 26 June 2020 Usually, the bodies lack the power to impose discipline directly, acting instead as advisory panels for police chiefs, internal police department investigators or city managers. Robert Kuznia, CNN, "When it comes to policing the police, strong watchdogs are the exception," 25 June 2020 Residents of those states are not being barred from coming to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, so Wednesday's action is largely advisory. NBC News, "New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to quarantine visitors from coronavirus hot spots," 24 June 2020 The governors said that each state will implement the travel advisory protocols in their own ways but did not explain further. Cassidy Morrison, Washington Examiner, "Andrew Cuomo announces mandatory quarantine for visitors to tri-state area from states with high infection rates," 24 June 2020 The University of Oregon faculty senate called for a presidential advisory group to look into such statues on campus in 2018. oregonlive, "University of Oregon ignored calls for removal of racist statue, student group says," 24 June 2020 Ohio's public health director, Amy Acton, shifted to an advisory role after enduring months of anger against the state's preventive measures, including armed protesters at her home bearing messages including anti-Semitic and sexist slurs. Anchorage Daily News, "Public health officials, facing threats and political pushback during pandemic, are leaving their posts nationwide," 22 June 2020 Ohio’s public health director, Amy Acton, shifted to an advisory role after enduring months of anger against the state’s preventive measures, including armed protesters at her home bearing messages including anti-Semitic and sexist slurs. Rachel Weinerand Ariana Eunjung Cha, BostonGlobe.com, "Public health officials, facing threats and political pushback, are leaving their posts nationwide," 22 June 2020 Then an advisory opinion would be given to the police chief, who maintains the authority to recommend any disciplinary action. Justin L. Mack, The Indianapolis Star, "How Indianapolis leaders say the city will change after protests," 18 June 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo on Friday issued a stay-home advisory and said the county's COVID-19 threat level has reached critical status with the region's hospital capacity now operating at 100 percent base capacity. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, "Houston coronavirus updates: What you need to know for June 27," 27 June 2020 The ranking, issued by research and policy advisory Startup Genome, assessed over 270 ecosystems across 100 countries, ranking the 40 best hubs, and the next 100 most promising ones. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz India, "A report card for Mumbai—the world’s top emerging startup hub," 27 June 2020 Details are on the National Park Service website, or check the park’s advisory Twitter account @GGNRANPSAlerts. Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times, "All of California’s national parks are open. Kind of. We can explain here," 26 June 2020 Now, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are issuing a travel advisory and requiring visitors from states with high coronavirus infection rates to quarantine for 14 days. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "Coronavirus hospitalizations in New York drop below 1,000 for first time since March 18, Cuomo says," 25 June 2020 The city adopted a discipline advisory guide in December 2013 but never included it in the police union’s contract, which has been extended for one year and is slated to run through mid-2021. oregonlive, "Key Oregon police reform bill may contain snag," 24 June 2020 Raimondo reversed her executive order after Cuomo threatened to sue and made the travel advisory apply to all states, not just New York. Cassidy Morrison, Washington Examiner, "Andrew Cuomo announces mandatory quarantine for visitors to tri-state area from states with high infection rates," 24 June 2020 The travel advisory would apply to people coming from Florida, Texas, Arizona and a handful of other states throughout the South and Southwest that are experiencing a surge in Covid-19 cases. Joseph De Avila, WSJ, "New York, New Jersey, Connecticut Tell Travelers From Areas With High Coronavirus Rates to Quarantine," 24 June 2020 Thirty million people are under either a wind warning or advisory, including the cities of Omaha in Nebraska, Kansas City, Oklahoma City, Memphis, and Chicago. Judson Jones, CNN, "Cristobal continues to unleash strong winds and heavy rain across the Midwest," 9 June 2020

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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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The first known use of advisory was in 1731

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30 Jun 2020

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“Advisory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/advisory. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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advisory

adjective
How to pronounce advisory (audio)

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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