• Warning. Neapolitan
    Warning. Neapolitan
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj warning serving to warn "shook a monitory finger at him","an exemplary jail sentence"
    • n warning 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"
    • n warning notification of something, usually in advance "they gave little warning of their arrival","she had only had four days' warning before leaving Berlin"
    • n warning a message informing of danger "a warning that still more bombs could explode"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A U.S. company came out with a toilet night-light that sends out a green warning beacon when the seat is up
    • Warning Caution against danger, or against faults or evil practices which incur danger; admonition; monition. "Could warning make the world more just or wise."
    • a Warning Giving previous notice; cautioning; admonishing; as, a warning voice. "That warning timepiece never ceased."
    • Warning Previous notice. "At a month's warning .""A great journey to take upon so short a warning ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: About 85% or product warning labels on household products are inadequate
    • n warning Notice beforehand of the consequences that will probably follow continuance in some particular course; admonitory advice to do or to abstain from doing something, as in reference to approaching a probable danger.
    • n warning That which warns, or serves to warn or admonish.
    • n warning Heed; the lesson taught by or to be learned from a caution given.
    • n warning Previous notice: as, a short warning.
    • n warning A summons; a call; a bidding.
    • n warning A notice given to terminate a business relation, as that of master and servant, employer and employee, landlord and tenant; a notice to quit.
    • warning In biology, serving as a menace to enemies; of threatening aspect: somewhat specially used of a strikingly conspicuous coloration. See the quotation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1965, LBJ enacted a law requiring cigarette manufacturers to put health warnings on their packages.
    • Warning caution against danger, &c.: admonition: previous notice: notice to quit, notice of the termination of an engagement, &c.: summons, call
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  • Thomas Szasz
    “The proverb warns; Don't bite the hand that feeds you. But maybe you should, if it prevents you from feeding yourself.”
  • Frank A. Clark
    “A man's conscience, like a warning line on the highway, tells him what he shouldn't do -- but it does not keep him from doing it.”
  • H. L. Mencken
    “Conscience is the inner voice which warns us that someone may be looking.”
  • Dale Carnegie
    “Criticism of others is futile and if you indulge in it often you should be warned that it can be fatal to your career.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
    “If you must hold yourself up to your children as an object lesson, hold yourself up as a warning and not an example.”
  • James Baldwin
    “Voyagers discover that the world can never be larger than the person that is in the world; but it is impossible to foresee this, it is impossible to be warned.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. warnian; cf. Ice. varna, to warn, forbid, Ger. warnen; allied to ward, beware, wary.


In literature:

After his irons were knocked off the settlers warned the authorities it would not be well to place him in custody a second time.
"A Virginia Scout" by Hugh Pendexter
If she had warned him because of Rivero's inquiries concerning Despujol then she could also warn the latter.
"The Stretton Street Affair" by William Le Queux
But I warn our friend that if he means playing us false he will have need to look to himself.
"My Sword's My Fortune" by Herbert Hayens
Warnings Remembered Too Late.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
And I wanted to warn you in advance.
"Otherwise Phyllis" by Meredith Nicholson
In a flash, all the strange warnings of Sylvia Pennington crowded upon my mind.
"Hushed Up" by William Le Queux
Let the nations of Christendom be warned in the sternest terms.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Warrenton answered not, save with his half-warning, half-commanding sign.
"Robin Hood" by Paul Creswick
Red Kelso warned him, and Tyler refused to take the warning.
"Smugglers' Reef" by John Blaine
Again wrote respectfully to Mr. Lincoln, warning him against a too hasty accession to the Paris convention.
"Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862" by Adam Gurowski

In poetry:

The ships call night and day,
They call both far and near . . .
And a hundred words have they, —
Warning, counsel and cheer.
"Wireless" by Cicely Fox Smith
Nor doth the outward ear alone
At that high warning start;
Conscience gives back th' appalling tone;
'Tis echoed in the heart.
"Whitsunday" by John Keble
We await--O behold us--
Thy love to enfold us.
Did Thy warning not hasten
Our impulse to chasten?
For the Lord loveth judgment.
"Judgment" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol
Thou art fair as the hills at morning,
And the sunshine loveth thee,
But its light is a gloom of warning
On a soul no longer free.
"The City (2)" by Archibald Lampman
"But hark! the cock has warned me hence;
A long and late adieu!
Come, see, false man, how low she lies,
Who died for love of you."
"William And Margaret" by Henry Morley
A presence both by night and day,
That made my life seem just begun,
Yet scarce a presence, rather say
The warning aureole of one.
"Self-Study" by James Russell Lowell

In news:

Republicans warn of business impact.
Bill Belichick might not have heard about the warning issued earlier in the week.
But experts say more studies are needed and warn against trying to ward off the disease with these drugs.
People for the American Way Right Wing Watch have uncovered an undated video where Mike Bickle warns against Winfrey.
Director's assertions that she had dismissed his warnings of possible terrorist attacks.
Rice Rebuts Tenet's Assertion That '01 Warning Was Ignored.
Auditor general warns of turnpike debt.
Rick Scott warns of austere state budget ahead.
Internet security firm Sophos is warning Facebook users about a new scam that asks for account verification.
There are biblical warnings to deter mankind from indulging in homosexuality.
Basel Bank Official Warns on Stimulus Measures.
There was a common warning in her home: "Beware of the blue-eyes.".
Red Flag Warning expires at 12:00 AM on 10/3, issued at 2:57 AM Evanston, WY Fort Bridger, WY Lonetree, WY Lyman, WY.
Health officials warn that the plague is a very serious disease that can quickly turn deadly.
Why Do Emails Contain Legal Warnings.

In science:

The very first and simplest message passing procedure we are going to introduce, carries the name warning propagation (WP).
Message passing for vertex covers
As a first step, we introduce an even simpler message type, the so-called warning uj→i sent from a vertex j to a neighbor i.
Message passing for vertex covers
U ⊂ V is VC of G ↔ ∀{i, j } ∈ E : ui→j (U ) · uj→i (U ) = 0 , i.e. each edge has to carry at least one trivial warning.
Message passing for vertex covers
The definition of the warning can also be extended to sets M of vertex subsets.
Message passing for vertex covers
This definition obviously reproduces the warning (4) if M consists of only one vertex subset.
Message passing for vertex covers