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warning

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noun warn·ing \ˈwȯr-niŋ\

Definition of warning

  1. 1 :  the act of warning :  the state of being warned he had warning of his illness

  2. 2 :  something that warns or serves to warn; especially :  a notice or bulletin that alerts the public to an imminent hazard (such as a tornado, thunderstorm, or flood)

Examples of warning in a Sentence

  1. She gave me a warning about the difficulties of the job.

  2. She issued a stern warning against making changes too quickly.

  3. Let that be a warning to you.

  4. We had no warning of the dangers that were ahead of us.

  5. Without any warning she turned around and ran.

  6. The storm struck without warning.

  7. I was stopped for speeding, but the policeman just gave me a warning.

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First Known Use of warning

before 12th century


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warning

adjective warn·ing

Definition of warning

  1. :  serving as an alarm, signal, summons, or admonition a warning bell a warning shot

warningly

play \ˈwȯr-niŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of warning in a Sentence

  1. usually gave her trademark warning look when the children were getting out of hand

First Known Use of warning

1511



WARNING Defined for English Language Learners

warning

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Definition of warning for English Language Learners

  • : something (such as an action or a statement) that tells someone about possible danger or trouble

  • : a statement that tells a person that bad or wrong behavior will be punished if it happens again


WARNING Defined for Kids

warning

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noun warn·ing \ˈwȯr-niŋ\

Definition of warning for Students

  1. :  something that cautions of possible danger or trouble storm warnings



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