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


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.
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective That meeting was the genesis of what became a value management office – a dedicated set of advisory resources to execute a formal process to quantify, validate, and communicate the ways their solutions created value to top clients. Stephen Diorio, Forbes, 3 Aug. 2022 Both will have minority stakes in the new M&A and strategic-advisory boutique, which is to be focused on technology, media and telecommunications companies and called Tidal Partners. Dana Cimilluca, WSJ, 1 Aug. 2022 In May, the city issued an advisory warning that some local youths were throwing rocks at taxis – the main source of public transportation in Iqaluit. Rob Gillies And David Crary, Anchorage Daily News, 28 July 2022 Officials said 65% of voters on an advisory referendum said the blood quantum requirement should be removed from membership in the six-reservation tribe. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 28 July 2022 Addressing that disconnect could be fixed by forming advisory committees from outside the government that include, for example, hospital representatives, to offer guidance on the best materials to put in the stockpile, the report suggested. Tonya Bauer, NBC News, 28 July 2022 The scientific and research communities are expected to foster participation by people living with ALS in conferences, meetings, clinical trial protocol teams, and other advisory bodies. Irene Shapiro, STAT, 28 July 2022 Two influential advisory firms, ISS and Glass Lewis, have recommended votes against the Frontier offer. Scott Deveau, Fortune, 26 July 2022 Her dedication to moving inclusion in innovation forward is also reflected in her numerous advisory roles with organizations, including the Lunar Surface Innovation Consortium for NASA. Haadiza Ogwude, The Enquirer, 25 July 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services has urged investors to vote against their re-election, citing concern about the board’s risk oversight and Tesla’s response to a measure that shareholders approved last year. Rebecca Elliott, WSJ, 4 Aug. 2022 Lehr, who has lived in Criswell Court for 21 years, said she and her neighbors were never warned their water is contaminated with PFAS at levels up to 1,800 times higher than the latest federal health advisory. Michael Hawthorne, Chicago Tribune, 31 July 2022 Pat McCreery, an administrator for equity and inclusion at the Beaverton School District, wrote about his concerns regarding Gov. Kate Brown's advisory urging a return to in-person learning. Hannah Grossman, Fox News, 29 July 2022 Hartford police have sent out a traffic advisory ahead of a trio of events in the city Saturday night. Mike Mavredakis, Hartford Courant, 29 July 2022 In some cities like Columbus, the upgrade to high risk prompted a mask advisory by the city for residents. Brooks Sutherland, The Enquirer, 28 July 2022 The maritime security advisory company is working with insurers and brokers to assess the risks that ships could face along the route as sea mines laid by Ukraine to deter Russia are drifting. Aya Batrawy, ajc, 27 July 2022 These metrics also informed the city of Milwaukee's mask advisory. Rory Linnane, Journal Sentinel, 26 July 2022 Data from the commercial real estate financing and advisory firm Marcus & Millichap shows rent rose 4.6% in the first quarter of 2022 compared with the year-ago quarter as the vacancy rate dropped to 6.5%, the lowest since before 2015. Mae Anderson, USA TODAY, 6 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of advisory


1731, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1920, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for advisory


advise + -ory entry 2


derivative of advisory entry 1

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“Advisory.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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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


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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