advisory

adjective
ad·​vi·​so·​ry | \əd-ˈvīz-rē, -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

In March 2014, the pope established an advisory panel on child protection, at the urging of Cardinal O’Malley of Boston. Ryan Dube, WSJ, "Pope Francis’ Handling of Sex-Abuse Cases Fractures a Catholic Stronghold," 19 Oct. 2018 Last year, a federal advisory panel said lack of scientific information about marijuana poses a public health risk. Fox News, "Marijuana detected in mother's breastmilk days after pot use, study finds," 27 Aug. 2018 Nichols was one of several volunteers selected to sit on a citizen’s advisory panel that was tasked with deciding what to do with the statue, which includes the military trinity of the Confederacy: Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and P.G.T. Beauregard. Shaun Assael, Glamour, "The Secret Fight to Save Confederate Monuments," 16 Aug. 2018 Fifteen months of study from an advisory committee, comprised of residents from Deerfield, along with Parkland, Coral Springs and Coconut Creek residents, concluded in 2015 that a bypass would be the best way to go for Southwest 10th Street. Anne Geggis, Sun-Sentinel.com, "New express lanes would zip drivers below local roads for faster link from Sawgrass to I-95," 24 Apr. 2018 Earlier this year, Judy Brady, the chair of the ML&P advisory commission, resigned from the commission. Devin Kelly, Anchorage Daily News, "City, Chugach Electric promote Anchorage utility sale while trying to sooth concerns," 8 Mar. 2018 Duggan also promoted the idea of a advisory commission that would annually issue report cards, rating all 198 schools in the city. Lori Higgins, Detroit Free Press, "Bus proposal for Detroit schools, charters would be an unprecedented partnership," 7 Mar. 2018 Trump reportedly missed Trudeau's opening remarks and walked in when Isabelle Hudon, Canada's ambassador to France and co-chair of the gender equality advisory council, was speaking. Krystin Arneson, Glamour, "Donald Trump Walked in Late to a Women's Empowerment Breakfast at the G7," 10 June 2018 Iger left Trump's business advisory council after Trump pulled out of the Paris climate agreement. Jessica Estepa, USA TODAY, "President Trump keeps up attack on Disney's Bob Iger: 'Where is my call of apology?'," 31 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

And the economy has taken a hit—the European Union issued a travel advisory and tourist bookings declined, and the government’s credit rating was downgraded. Bill Spindle, WSJ, "Sri Lanka’s Crisis of Too Many Prime Ministers Barrels Toward a Climax," 4 Dec. 2018 Heat advisories and excessive heat warnings are in effect from North Carolina to New Hampshire. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, "Get used to it: Heat wave will continue to scorch eastern US this week," 2 July 2018 Given the forecast for highs in the 90s and 100s alongside dew points in the 70s, the National Weather Service issued widespread heat advisories and excessive heat warnings Thursday, covering 15 states in the central United States. Angela Fritz, Washington Post, "Denver just tied its all-time temperature record. This heat wave is just getting started.," 29 June 2018 The groom, 47, is the managing partner of Fenway Summer, a hybrid advisory and venture investment firm in Bethesda, Md. New York Times, "Jessica Killin, Rajeev Date," 29 Apr. 2018 More access to advice IRAs set up at mutual fund firms such as Fidelity Investments, a discount brokerage such as Charles Schwab or a financial advisory firm in your hometown can give you access to professional investment advice. Adam Shell, USA TODAY, "3 reasons IRAs have edge over 401(k)s when it's time to tap your nest egg," 11 July 2018 But Wiener presents another view as chairman and chief executive officer of Adviser Investments, an investment advisory firm, and editor of the Independent Adviser for Vanguard Investors. Erin Arvedlund, Philly.com, "Do ESG investments outperform? One investor says 'no way'," 9 July 2018 Perhaps the most high-profile departure this year was Mark Prater, the longtime tax counsel of the Senate Finance Committee who joined the tax advisory firm PricewaterhouseCoopers in June. Alan Rappeport, New York Times, "Government Work Done, Tax Policy Writers Decamp to Lobbying Jobs," 8 July 2018 The national real estate advisory firm JLL said office market asking rents in the U.S. averaged $33.78 in the first quarter of 2018. John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press, "Rising rents in Detroit force nonprofit agencies to move from downtown," 22 May 2018

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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)

: a report that gives information or a warning about something

advisory

adjective
ad·​vi·​so·​ry | \əd-ˈvī-zə-rē, -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 \

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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