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Definition 1: a message informing of danger - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where warning or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a warning that still more bombs could explode

(warning is a kind of ...) a speech act that conveys information

(... is a kind of warning ) (military) a warning after the initiation of a hostile act

(... is a kind of warning ) (military) a warning prior to the start of a threatening act

(... is a kind of warning ) a warning message

"he sent a heads-up to the District Attorney"

(... is a kind of warning ) an early warning about a future event

(... is a kind of warning ) a warning that is given about something that fails to occur

(... is a kind of warning ) a warning against certain acts

"a caveat against unfair practices"

(... is a kind of warning ) a warning serves to make you more alert to danger

(... is a kind of warning ) needless warnings

(... is a kind of warning ) a warning to take action concerning something that was overlooked or neglected

"the bombing was a wake-up call to strengthen domestic security"

(... is a kind of warning ) a warning that something unpleasant is imminent

"they were under threat of arrest"

Definition 2: cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness) - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where warning or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for warning in the sense of this definition

(warning is a kind of ...) a proposal for an appropriate course of action

(... is a kind of warning ) punishment intended as a warning to others

"they decided to make an example of him"

Definition 3: notification of something, usually in advance - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where warning or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they gave little warning of their arrival
  • she had only had four days' warning before leaving Berlin

(warning is a kind of ...) informing by words

Definition 4: serving to warn - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where warning or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • shook a monitory finger at him
  • an exemplary jail sentence

Synonyms for warning in the sense of this definition

(warning is similar to ...) deterring from action

"dissuasive advice" "made a slight dissuasive gesture with her hand"

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