Meaning of WARNING in English

WARNING

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a health warning (= a warning printed on a product that could harm you )

the health warning on cigarette packets

a warning glance

She cast a warning glance at Elena.

a warning shot (= one fired as a warning to someone )

Police fired warning shots into the air.

a warning sign (= one that shows something bad might be happening )

In this case, social workers missed the warning signs and failed to protect the children.

a warning/danger/alarm signal (= a signal showing that there is danger )

Managers should keep a watchful eye open for the danger signals.

early warning

government health warning

heeded...warnings

If she had only heeded my warnings , none of this would have happened.

profits warning

serve as a warning

Her death should serve as a warning to other young people.

shoot sb a quick/sharp/warning etc look/glance

‘You’re welcome to stay as long as you like.’ Michelle shot him a furious glance.

Jack shot an anxious look at his mother.

shout a warning

The man had shouted a warning to other passengers just before the blast.

sound a note of caution/warning

I would, however, sound a note of caution.

sounded...warnings

Several earlier studies had sounded similar warnings .

stern warning/rebuke

His actions have earned him stern rebukes from human rights organizations.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

advance

If we could list those we'd have advance warning of shortage problems on the assembly lines two months before they occur.

Significant moments in history do not happen without some kind of advance warning .

As there was little or no advance warning , those people who had paid for entertainment until 2am understandably felt short-changed.

It was a pity one could not invade without giving advance warnings and following the rules: it would be a pushover.

Ernest Bevin, however, was given no advance warning .

However, if you are given advance warning , think about the stay and about the meals you will have to provide.

Employers could provide advance warning of intended plant closures or major reorganisation.

dire

The dire warnings of world shortages have not come to pass.

Green light DIRE warnings are given of the consequences of taking the necessary measures to make cars more environment-friendly.

And still, where Fergie's behaviour merely offered dire warnings - Never misbehave.

Several of these additives contain dire warnings of quite nasty effects, particularly upon certain groups of susceptible persons.

The dire warning came yesterday from Stansted Airport's marketing director Colin Hobbs.

Minutes later a reprieve arrived - a dire warning to all teetotallers!

early

Into this would be built an early warning system to keep the business on the right financial track.

At the time, many of these distant early warnings sounded overheated.

This can give you the earliest possible warning , especially important if you live in a big house.

Kennedy's earlier warning now proved correct.

Now, after experiment rather than speculation, it seems that stabilimenta are really early warning landmarks for birds.

They provide vital back-up service for EF1-11s used to disable the enemy's early warning radar systems.

A caravan was parked in the area to give early warning of any approaches.

It was a symptom of an overheated economy, and a useful early warning of faster inflation to come.

final

But he gave a final warning to Horsley.

One final warning is worth repeating here.

After repeated complaints, the head attempted to lodge a final warning on his record.

A final warning ought not to be worded vaguely.

Handing him a cigarette I left him with a final warning .

Mr Sodhi said he intended to give Miss Dixon a final warning but her attitude meant he felt compelled to sack her.

prior

However, Mrs. Buttigieg claimed that there had been no prior warnings to indicate that changes would take place over the weekend.

Living with giddiness An attack may be totally sudden or there may be prior warning .

This may take place during your stay and prior warning may not be given.

At present the Chancellor has nine days' prior warning of the crucial retail price figures.

You can imagine my surprise, then, when Pikey, without prior warning , started to hum like a top.

stern

He gave a stern warning against the dangers of the arms race.

But he reminded reporters of the stern warnings issued Sunday by Gen.

The court gave a stern warning against future attempts to scoop it.

verbal

No siren will be used and the alert will be given by verbal warning arranged by the Police.

Mrs Jonker, of Southport, said Miss Owen had been sacked for gross misconduct after written and verbal warnings .

written

This procedure includes an oral and/or written warning , suspension or summary dismissal.

A further complaint may lead to a written warning , which will sometimes be described as final.

The customer must be given the written warning .

If you are given a written warning , you may be asked to sign a copy to acknowledge receipt.

Mrs Jonker, of Southport, said Miss Owen had been sacked for gross misconduct after written and verbal warnings .

Technically, the offence merited a written warning that could lead to a sacking.

■ NOUN

bell

Would she ring the warning bell that cushioned the little fellow from the worst of it?

At that moment no warning bells sounded in his head.

Broomhead heard warning bells starting to ring in his head.

For a moment his attractiveness shone so powerfully that it almost sabotaged the warning bells sounding strident alarm inside Charity's head.

No warning bells chimed in this mere mortal mind.

There were no more sounds of men running, but his warning bells were ringing.

A warning bell sent off its small alarm inside Renwick's head.

But a brief study of his conduct sheet started warning bells ringing loud and clear - softly, softly, Hamish.

glance

She threw me a warning glance , telling me with her eyes to stay well away.

She, who knew me well, understood and flashed a warning glance at me.

He put his hand over his mouth and Auntie Lou shot a warning glance at him.

Owen gave him a warning glance .

health

As ever, the normal health warnings apply.

Our governments have also tried to change our behavior. Health warnings on cigarette packages have had some impact.

The Food Safety Directorate say that all packets of cling film should carry health warnings .

California has required health warnings on all alcoholic beverages and in all premises that sell alcohol.

A health warning has also been issued against the consumption of mussels from the area, which extends form Berwick to Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

The most visible effect would be general health warnings covering up to 40 percent of packages of cigarettes as of September 2002.

His bone-structure showed strength, yet his mouth had a masculine sensuality that should have carried a health warning .

Should health warnings be extended to drinks advertising?

light

The warning light came on, and it's thought that was the point at which the pilot radioed for help.

Looking right then left he saw the signals with their warning lights reassuring him of their presence.

But when the pilot switched on his flight systems, a red warning light glowed.

Barriers and warning lights were put up and further warning lights were placed a short distance away.

It is because at this time the warning light is more easily visible in the twilight than in the daylight.

The bulb had obviously been hit hard soas to break its filament, to ensure no warning light came on.

look

Rain gave Oliver a warning look .

Maurin gave Rain a warning look .

I saw Benjamin's anxious eyes but ignored his warning look .

message

Such reservations include a warning message , flagging of the citing field or a setting of the citing field to null.

A warning message will be displayed if the Package version has not been approved however this will not prevent registration.

If entitlements are exceeded, the system will issue the relevant warning message and stop pay.

Mrs Thatcher's public speeches contained thinly veiled warning messages to colleagues who doubted the strategy.

An appropriate warning message will be displayed if you attempt to update a despatched Issue.

Disapproval would at first enrage and then devastate him, and these warning messages apparently arrived visually.

note

A warning note to the churches is that the report finds that only 14 percent of children are in contact with a church.

We may have to sound a warning note of challenge as well as minister a word of comfort.

The young Communist shop steward had no difficulty in obtaining the first two warning notes .

Nevertheless, as planned, a second warning note was issued.

profit

After the profits warning was announced, the shares had slumped by up to 100p.

Other companies issuing profit warnings or unexpectedly weak earnings included Hutchison Technology Inc., down 6 to 36 1 / 2.

Harland's shares rose 15 to 94p compared with 585p before the profit warning .

Engineering group Wheway dipped 5p to 7p after a profits warning .

Last year, the shares traded in the 14p to 4p range as the market reacted to takeover rumours and profit warnings .

Despite earlier profit warnings , the results were worse than expected.

shot

Before she could investigate further, her own dim worm fired a warning shot .

Private Morrison's boat was fired on when he ignored warning shots .

Reset those guns to fire warning shots , and try to keep us safe till dawn.

sign

Floors: Preliminaries should usually include zoning off the area by placing suitable warning signs or cones.

Exasperated police blamed drivers for going too fast and ignoring fog warning signs .

It is very important for parents to get professional help as soon as they recognize any of these warning signs .

It is a warning sign that your water quality is unsuitable.

But raised blood pressure is an early warning sign and is one of the simplest and cheapest checks that can be done.

She gave no warning signs , and the destruction created in the wake of her departure can be devastating.

They admit he is charming, but fingers point to his eyes as warning signs , demonic pin points.

But they admit that many warning signs are just a bluff.

signal

An answer that the Under-Secretary gave me on 15 October 1990 suggested that a fair number of warning signals would be available.

The advice to drivers is to slow down and take heed of the warning signals .

That was the cue for Spartak to post the warning signals with a series of slick attacks.

This type of warning signal is today known as Batesian Mimicry.

system

Into this would be built an early warning system to keep the business on the right financial track.

Always listen to your body and its built-in warning system - pain!

Also the warning system was wholly inadequate.

They have an early warning system .

But now there's a new type of warning system .

However, he trusted his warning system and so decided to institute the hiding plan.

Use was made of facilities for communications, intelligence gathering, and early warning systems .

She wondered if she had developed an early warning system since the fiasco with Marcus.

■ VERB

carry

Indeed, such medication usually carries a warning stating that the individual should not drive or operate machinery after taking it.

The remaining surface must carry blunt warnings about the dangers of smoking.

The Food Safety Directorate say that all packets of cling film should carry health warnings .

Given the potential for abuse, should drinks packaging carry a health warning on the label?

His bone-structure showed strength, yet his mouth had a masculine sensuality that should have carried a health warning .

Maybe in the national interest new company incorporation certificates should carry an official government warning !

One carried a message warning the restaurant to stop serving meat.

Seed packets could carry a simple warning and the familiar skull-and-crossbones motif.

fire

Before she could investigate further, her own dim worm fired a warning shot.

The farmer had fired a warning barrel, but his only reward was a pair of trousers.

Reset those guns to fire warning shots, and try to keep us safe till dawn.

give

They're going to keep finding fault with your work, and giving you warnings , so they can sack you.

If you yourself have to alter an arrangement try to give as much warning as possible.

Mr Begg gave warning that the consequences of being declared bankrupt would be harsh and severe.

But he gave a final warning to Horsley.

A voice synthesiser gives further audible warnings .

A caravan was parked in the area to give early warning of any approaches.

It is the first time that the organization has given such a direct warning , however.

They are the individuals who must be given early warning if a new spending proposal is in the pipe-line.

heed

The judge said the father had failed to heed warnings about the relationship.

They acknowledge their sin in heeding the warnings and the wild stories of the majority of the spies.

How does the child learn to heed the warning ?

Motherwell failed to heed the warning , and paid the penalty.

If you do not heed the spiritual warning , at least heed the physical one!

Lachlan would heed no warning , of course.

In this instance the gunner must have failed to heed the warning with his upper-rear turret.

Not that I expect you to heed my warning .

ignore

But Berisha, tied up in an election year and basking in Western political support, ignored the warnings .

A gutsy and popular player, Howe ignored medical warnings despite previous heart tremors.

She ignored the outside warnings about Adrienne from the older ones who frequented the places where she sang.

I might ignore all the warnings and even try to convince other people that lung cancer does not really exist.

Above all why had he, Mungo, ignored the warning and involved himself?

And for months they have ignored repeated U.S. warnings about the dangers of this new, aggressive policy.

Those who ignore the warnings do so at their peril, however.

issue

Cadbury had changed their labelling policy and had issued no warning to retailers.

They also give messages and instructions; they offer blueprints and ideals; they issue warnings and prohibitions.

In University City, some agents issue similar warnings to prospective buyers.

Local public health authorities and water sports authorities have issued warnings about the risk from Weil's Disease.

Other companies issuing profit warnings or unexpectedly weak earnings included Hutchison Technology Inc., down 6 to 36 1 / 2.

It is, however, hard to make a recommendation to read this fine offering by Boyd without issuing a warning .

provide

The abolitionist stand does provide a warning beacon against which penal policies, such as prison building programmes, might be assessed.

It provides tailored warning alerts and alarms for a central management system to act upon.

We also have details of a low-battery indicator circuit which will provide warning of impending battery failure in portable equipment.

Employers could provide advance warning of intended plant closures or major reorganisation.

So, to provide ample warning , fit smoke alarms.

receive

There had been rumblings about a riot, but Nicholson had received the warnings with little fear.

Wolin found that most employees never received any warnings .

Usually the tow pilot receives no warning of the danger.

Everybody living within that area was expected to receive warning of an accident within fifteen minutes.

He has already received warnings of his own impending doom so is lost in his own thoughts, fears and anxieties.

repeat

And for months they have ignored repeated U.S. warnings about the dangers of this new, aggressive policy.

Leading sixty warriors stripped for battle to McNall's cabin, where several families had fortified themselves, Joseph repeated his warning .

Holmes repeated his warning that Sir Henry should not go on the moor at night, and should not go anywhere alone.

send

He was smiling still, but there was something about the smile that sent a warning tingle dancing along her spine.

But your muscles are important for more than sending out warning signals.

Guilt because she had not been at her father's side when death had sent him this violent warning .

serve

And its spectacular fall from grace should serve as a warning .

The tail is vibrated and shaken against rocks when the snake is irritated or alarmed and serves as a warning .

It also serves as an early warning of any deterioration in quality.

His larger-than-life statue with its slightly oriental cast of features serves as a warning that you are approaching the junk food area.

It should also serve as a warning against using the concept of social class in a crude explanatory manner.

The judge said the long sentence should serve as a warning to others tempted to join the illegal trade in exotic birds.

shoot

Robert said that his brother had shot him without warning from about ten feet, inflicting a serious thigh wound.

He put his hand over his mouth and Auntie Lou shot a warning glance at him.

shout

Voices in the audience shouted out warnings to us.

Down in the area by the fatal table, they began to lurch through the exit, shouting warnings .

One of the man-things had seen them coming and shouted a warning .

Some one else must shout warnings about the growing gap between income levels in this nation.

Drivers flashed the crew and jumped out of their cars shouting warnings .

A coachman has to drive, a groom has to open the door, a peon has to shout warnings .

Suddenly one of the Zimbalan bodyguards shouted a warning and lunged at the photographers.

Each night at intervals he shouted a warning that anyone who approached would be shot.

sound

It is worth sounding a warning to those who are part of a tightly-knit family unit.

But its 1993 report sounded some warnings and suggested that governments consider advisory votes for controversial projects.

We may have to sound a warning note of challenge as well as minister a word of comfort.

If temperatures rise too high or machine speeds fall too low, an alarm sounds a warning before the system breaks down.

Reigning champions Denbighshire soared to a 118runs win over Merionethshire at Gwersyllt to sound an early warning to their challengers.

In the echoing stillness of the hall at Colcutt Manor it sounded like the four-minute warning .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a shot across the bows/a warning shot (across the bows)

a word of warning/caution/advice/thanks etc

And a word of advice just you be careful of that old goat, Moreton.

And a word of warning - when you arrive in Hye-on-Wye beware of the second-hand bookshops.

But business advisors in the city have sounded a word of caution.

He would hand her a sheaf of uncounted bank notes, which she received without a word of thanks.

However, a word of caution is in order.

Now a word of warning about the stitch patterns in the pattern book.

Take a word of advice, Mr Watt.

You won't mind a word of advice?

advance planning/warning/booking etc

For course details details and advance booking forms contact:.

However, Redmond and Manschreck acknowledged that they had not billed for or received any money for the advance planning.

If we could list those we'd have advance warning of shortage problems on the assembly lines two months before they occur.

It will also repay advance bookings.

Perhaps the most widely used online service is travel planning, both to research a destination and to do advance bookings.

Significant moments in history do not happen without some kind of advance warning.

The most obvious features are the tall watchtowers scattered across the Silk Road to provide advance warning of Xiongnu attack.

dire warning/prediction/forecast

He was walking in spite of all those specialists and their dire predictions.

Take the current fascination with dire forecasts, for example.

That was the rift that grabbed headlines late in 1990, as a result of a dire forecast.

The dire warnings of world shortages have not come to pass.

The crisis has unsettled financial markets and brought dire predictions of revolution or civil war from some politicians.

The most dire forecasts say rising mercury on Earth could bring about both devastating floods and droughts.

When a highly qualified professional makes such a dire prediction, one has to sit up and take notice.

early warning system/device etc

Into this would be built an early warning system to keep the business on the right financial track.

She wondered if she had developed an early warning system since the fiasco with Marcus.

The antibody test is the best early warning device available.

Their fortunes may thereby serve as an early warning system to humankind of previously unrecognized environmental problems.

They have an early warning system.

This knowledge also improves early warning systems for the events.

Timely recognition of emerging infections requires early warning systems to detect new infectious diseases before they become public health crises.

Use was made of facilities for communications, intelligence gathering, and early warning systems.

prior warning/notice

At present the Chancellor has nine days' prior warning of the crucial retail price figures.

Boudiaf had met the leaders of eight opposition parties on Feb. 9 in order to give them prior notice of the measures.

However, given prior notice, they will accommodate guests' needs.

However, Mrs. Buttigieg claimed that there had been no prior warnings to indicate that changes would take place over the weekend.

Living with giddiness An attack may be totally sudden or there may be prior warning.

Packed lunches are available but please give prior notice.

This may take place during your stay and prior warning may not be given.

When faced with similar situations in the future, why not give yourself prior warning by asking the following question?

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

All cigarette packets carry a government health warning .

Soldiers began firing into the crowd without any warning .

The weather report gave a warning of more snow and icy roads.

This is your last warning - leave or I'll call the police.

Two of the prisoners were publicly beaten, as a warning to the others.

You should always read the warnings on the back of medicine bottles.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

But gradually Stella begins to realize that the warnings she has heard about Edgar are true.

If we could list those we'd have advance warning of shortage problems on the assembly lines two months before they occur.

So many poison-producing amphibians give vivid and unmistakable warnings that they have such defences at their disposal.

The judge said the father had failed to heed warnings about the relationship.

The Ministry of Agriculture statement said that the warning had been intended as preventative advice.

There were other ways to advertise that could keep the warnings at a minimum, and the sales of cigarettes zooming.

Voices in the audience shouted out warnings to us.

II. adjective

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a shot across the bows/a warning shot (across the bows)

a word of warning/caution/advice/thanks etc

And a word of advice just you be careful of that old goat, Moreton.

And a word of warning - when you arrive in Hye-on-Wye beware of the second-hand bookshops.

But business advisors in the city have sounded a word of caution.

He would hand her a sheaf of uncounted bank notes, which she received without a word of thanks.

However, a word of caution is in order.

Now a word of warning about the stitch patterns in the pattern book.

Take a word of advice, Mr Watt.

You won't mind a word of advice?

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Aunt Lou shot a warning glance at father just as he was about to speak.

From the trees there came a warning screech and the whole flock took to the air.

He grabbed her pistol and fired a warning shot. The intruder ran back out into the hall.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Yet, in retrospect, there were also warning signs for de Gaulle.

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