- 1A statement or event that indicates a possible or impending danger, problem, or other unpleasant situation: a warning about heavy thunderstorms suddenly and without any warning, the army opened fire [as modifier]: a red warning lightMore example sentences
- It is also unclear if warnings or cautions were picked up as well as convictions.
- Police in the area have issued several warnings fearful that somebody will eventually be hurt.
- Experts will also be on hand to explain how the Agency forecasts floods and how its warnings are issued.
- 1.1Cautionary advice: a word of warning—don’t park illegallyMore example sentences
- Yet all the words of warning and cautionary tales cannot dent his ambition to do something out of the ordinary.
- Anyone with information or queries regarding this warning should contact our advice line on 0845 600 1352.
- Although by definition a caveat is a caution or warning that the notifier be given a hearing, yet it usually helps stall rather than alter a situation.
- 1.2Advance notice of something: she had only had four days' warning before leaving BerlinMore example sentences
- They recommend that a link should be provided to the Environment Agency's flood warning system to give residents advance warning in future.
- I've given my flatmates advance warning - I'll be a bit sad to give up this flat as it's the best one I've had and has really felt like home for almost a year now.
- Contestants are being given plenty of advance warning to get out their drawing boards, their hammers and barrels and get working on their master pieces.
- 1.3An experience or sight that serves as a cautionary example to others: his death should be a warning to everyoneMore example sentences
- The 20-a-day smoker has vowed never to light up again and is hoping his experience serves as a warning to others.
- The US experience is a warning that the operations of the market may not produce a depth of news analysis that a modern democracy requires.
- Now Jody, from Sale, has decided to reveal her frightening experience as a warning to other parents.
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- And every day, from around 11 a.m. to sunset, she would stand guard outside that hole, rearing up warningly if you approached close.
- I shifted warningly and he shifted persistently.
- The architecture of Firoz Shah is stern, utilitarian, almost tragic - at times hauntingly lovely, at times warningly forbidding.