Meaning of WARNING in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ wɔ:(r)nɪŋ ]

( warnings)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.


A warning is something which is said or written to tell people of a possible danger, problem, or other unpleasant thing that might happen.

The minister gave a warning that if war broke out, it would be catastrophic...

The government has unveiled new health warnings for cigarette packets.

N-COUNT : oft N that , N to-inf


A warning is an advance notice of something that will happen, often something unpleasant or dangerous.

The soldiers opened fire without warning...

With no warning, he was fired from his job...

N-VAR : oft without N


Warning actions or signs give a warning.

She ignored the warning signals...

Some fog warning signs had been put up with flashing yellow lights.


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