advisory

1 of 2

adjective

ad·​vi·​so·​ry əd-ˈvīz-rē How to pronounce advisory (audio)
-ˈvī-zə-
1
: having or exercising power to advise
an advisory council
2
: containing or giving advice

advisory

2 of 2

noun

plural advisories
: 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
Absent those conditions, police should seek an alternative way to meet the goal of arresting the suspect, the advisory group says. Bill Lukitsch, Kansas City Star, 25 Feb. 2024 The Governor’s Tea Party Coalition, an advisory council Ms. Haley formed, drew further skepticism, and was quietly abandoned after a single meeting. Charles Homans, New York Times, 23 Feb. 2024 Developer told to go back to village board When the proposal came before the Desert View Village Planning Committee, an advisory body that gives recommendations to the City Council on development in the area, committee members voted to recommend the council deny the request. The Arizona Republic, 23 Feb. 2024 First dibs go to significant contributors as measured by joining company advisory boards or having high karma, a secretly determined grade of someone’s behavior on Reddit. Robert Peck, WIRED, 23 Feb. 2024 Disability Rights New Jersey also calls for the establishment of a stakeholder advisory group for the system and monetary penalties should the state not comply. USA TODAY, 22 Feb. 2024 The Elk Grove Youth Commission is an advisory body to the Elk Grove City Council that represents the current needs and issues of the city’s youth. Marcus D. Smith, Sacramento Bee, 21 Feb. 2024 Motivate Your Staff To Take Advisory Roles Encourage staff to offer advisory services to their clients. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 20 Feb. 2024 Secret Service protection: A congressional advisory committee has approved Haley’s Secret Service request, NBC’s Ali Vitali reports, leaving the final decision up to the Department of Homeland Security. Ben Kamisar, NBC News, 16 Feb. 2024
Noun
Other Caribbean islands are more dangerous, with Level 2 and 3 advisories in effect for the Bahamas and Jamaica, respectively. Cheryl McCloud, USA TODAY, 27 Feb. 2024 Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties are under a winter weather advisory from 1 p.m. Friday to 7 p.m. Saturday. Brian Manzullo, Detroit Free Press, 23 Feb. 2024 Another key change happening this year is that the hurricane center will start producing even more text advisories in Spanish. Alex Harris, Miami Herald, 21 Feb. 2024 The weather service issued a winter weather advisory for Saturday into early Sunday when 4-8 inches of snow are expected to fall above 6,000 feet. Rick Hurd, The Mercury News, 16 Feb. 2024 In a separate post on X, the agency issued a winter weather advisory forSaturday and early Sunday and a winter storm watch for Sunday evening through Wednesday morning. Hanh Truong, Sacramento Bee, 16 Feb. 2024 The Milwaukee-Sullivan National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory, in effect from midnight to 6 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15. Claire Reid, Journal Sentinel, 14 Feb. 2024 The area’s flood advisory was extended southeast, including parts of western El Dorado County. Hanh Truong, Sacramento Bee, 13 Feb. 2024 This has prompted the National Weather Service to issue winter weather advisories for northern Fauquier, Loudoun, northern Montgomery, Howard, Frederick and Carroll counties, and locations to the north and northwest. Jason Samenow, Washington Post, 12 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Adjective

advise + -ory entry 2

Noun

derivative of advisory entry 1

First Known Use

Adjective

1731, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1920, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of advisory was in 1731

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Cite this Entry

“Advisory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/advisory. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

advisory

1 of 2 adjective
ad·​vi·​so·​ry
əd-ˈvīz-(ə-)rē
1
: having the power or right to advise
an advisory committee
2
: giving or containing advice
an advisory opinion

advisory

2 of 2 noun
: a report giving information and often recommending action to be taken
a weather advisory

Legal Definition

advisory

adjective
ad·​vi·​so·​ry əd-ˈvī-zə-rē How to pronounce advisory (audio)
1
: having or exercising power to advise
an advisory committee
2
: containing or giving advice
an advisory verdict
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