(noun, adjective, verb, interjection)


1. serving to warn

Similar word(s): dissuasive, admonitory, cautionary, exemplary, monitory


1. Used to warn of danger in signs and notices.


1. a message informing of danger

- a warning that still more bombs could explode

Definition categories: communication, informing

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

- the warning was to beware of surprises

Similar word(s): admonition, monition

Definition categories: communication, 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

Definition categories: communication, apprisal, notification, telling

Sentences with warning as a noun:

- The boss gave him a warning that he would be fired if he did not desist from his behaviour.


1. present participle of warn