[ UK /wˈɔːnɪŋ/ ]
[ US /ˈwɔɹnɪŋ/ ]
  1. serving to warn
    shook a monitory finger at him
    an exemplary jail sentence
  1. a message informing of danger
    a warning that still more bombs could explode
  2. notification of something, usually in advance
    she had only had four days' warning before leaving Berlin
    they gave little warning of their arrival
  3. cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness)
    a letter of admonition about the dangers of immorality
    his final word of advice was not to play with matches
    the warning was to beware of surprises
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How To Use warning In A Sentence

  • With no warning signs on either side and under poor lighting, the road is a death trap for motorists.
  • Somewhere in the far regions of her mind a voice was screaming warnings.
  • Missed departure Strike, riot or civil commotion in respect of which a warning has been given prior to the date this insurance is purchased.
  • The warnings that permeate Polonius's speeches derive from his misperception of controlling his daughter's sexuality.
  • Shortly after the demolition of the tower, the reef, as if enraged at having been denied a number of victims owing to the existence of the warning light, trapt the "Winchelsea" as she was swinging up Channel, and smashed her to atoms, with enormous loss of life. Seeing Europe with Famous Authors, Volume 2 Great Britain and Ireland, Part 2
  • I am listening to your day-tales, though I wonder that this time might be better spent mistranslating health warnings from foreign cigarettes and pasting them to a gallery wall or, perhaps, composing a biro haiku on the arch of a foot, proclaiming: Day 9: Better Spent Time
  • The British set up dedicated warning nets to detect the incoming V1s and then sent out interceptors.
  • Forecasters are warning of almost an inch of rain an hour as showers hit. The Sun
  • But Italy's problems are still a salutary warning. Times, Sunday Times
  • A watchdog has ruled that clamping cannot be allowed in areas where there is no obvious warning notice.
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