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NOUN (3)

1. a message informing of danger;
- Example: "a warning that still more bombs could explode"

2. cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness);
- Example: "a letter of admonition about the dangers of immorality"
- Example: "the warning was to beware of surprises"
- Example: "his final word of advice was not to play with matches"
[syn: admonition, monition, warning, word of advice]

3. notification of something, usually in advance;
- Example: "they gave little warning of their arrival"
- Example: "she had only had four days' warning before leaving Berlin"


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. serving to warn;
- Example: "shook a monitory finger at him"
- Example: "an exemplary jail sentence"
[syn: admonitory, cautionary, exemplary, monitory, warning(a)]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Warning \Warn"ing\, a. Giving previous notice; cautioning; admonishing; as, a warning voice. [1913 Webster] That warning timepiece never ceased. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster] Warning piece, Warning wheel (Horol.), a piece or wheel which produces a sound shortly before the clock strikes. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Warning \Warn"ing\, n. 1. Previous notice. "At a month's warning." --Dryden. [1913 Webster] A great journey to take upon so short a warning. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster] 2. Caution against danger, or against faults or evil practices which incur danger; admonition; monition. [1913 Webster] Could warning make the world more just or wise. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Warn \Warn\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Warned; p. pr. & vb. n. Warning.] [OE. warnen, warnien, AS. warnian, wearnian, to take heed, to warn; akin to AS. wearn denial, refusal, OS. warning, wernian, to refuse, OHG. warnen, G. warnen to warn, OFries. warna, werna, Icel. varna to refuse; and probably to E. wary. ????.] [1913 Webster] 1. To make ware or aware; to give previous information to; to give notice to; to notify; to admonish; hence, to notify or summon by authority; as, to warn a town meeting; to warn a tenant to quit a house. "Warned of the ensuing fight." --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Cornelius the centurion . . . was warned from God by an holy angel to send for thee. --Acts x. 22. [1913 Webster] Who is it that hath warned us to the walls? --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To give notice to, of approaching or probable danger or evil; to caution against anything that may prove injurious. "Juturna warns the Daunian chief of Lausus' danger, urging swift relief." --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. To ward off. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

warning adj 1: serving to warn; "shook a monitory finger at him"; "an exemplary jail sentence" [syn: admonitory, cautionary, exemplary, monitory, warning(a)] n 1: a message informing of danger; "a warning that still more bombs could explode" 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" [syn: 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"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

135 Moby Thesaurus words for "warning": admonishing, admonition, admonitory, advice, advising, advisory, advocacy, alerting, augural, blackmail, briefing, bulldozing, call, call for, caution, cautionary, cautioning, caveat, claim, clue, commination, consultation, consultative, consultatory, contribution, council, counsel, cue, demand, demand for, denunciation, determent, deterrence, deterrent, didactic, direction, directive, draft, drain, duty, empty threat, exaction, exemplary, exhortation, exhortative, exhortatory, expostulation, expostulative, expostulatory, extortion, extortionate demand, foreboding, forerunning, foreshadowing, foreshowing, foretokening, forewarning, frightening off, guidance, heavy demand, heavy with meaning, hint, hortation, hortative, hortatory, idea, idle threat, imminence, implied threat, imposition, impost, indent, indicative, insistent demand, instruction, instructive, intimidation, intuitive, levy, meaningful, menace, monition, monitorial, monitory, moralistic, nonnegotiable demand, notice, notificational, notifying, office, opinion, order, parley, passing word, pointer, preachy, precursive, precursory, predictive, prefigurative, preindicative, premonitory, presageful, presaging, prognostic, prognosticative, promise of harm, proposal, recommendation, recommendatory, remonstrance, remonstrant, remonstrative, remonstratory, requirement, requisition, rush, rush order, sententious, significant, steer, suggestion, sword of Damocles, talking out of, tax, taxing, thought, threat, threateningness, threatfulness, tip, tip-off, tribute, ultimatum, whisper