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Meaning & Definition of Warning in English

English

Warning

/wɔrnɪŋ/

noun

1. A message informing of danger

  • "A warning that still more bombs could explode"
    synonym:
  • warning

2. Cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness)

  • "A letter of admonition about the dangers of immorality"
  • "The warning was to beware of surprises"
  • "His final word of advice was not to play with matches"
    synonym:
  • admonition
  • ,
  • monition
  • ,
  • warning
  • ,
  • word of advice

3. Notification of something, usually in advance

  • "They gave little warning of their arrival"
  • "She had only had four days' warning before leaving berlin"
    synonym:
  • warning

adjective

1. Serving to warn

  • "Shook a monitory finger at him"
  • "An exemplary jail sentence"
    synonym:
  • admonitory
  • ,
  • cautionary
  • ,
  • exemplary
  • ,
  • monitory
  • ,
  • warning(a)

Examples of using

This is your final warning.
I gave you fair warning.
Tom said that he needed to give Mary one more warning before he could fire her.