Meaning of WARNING in English

WARNING

(~s)

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

1.

A ~ 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 ~ that if war broke out, it would be catastrophic...

The government has unveiled new health ~s for cigarette packets.

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

2.

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

The soldiers opened fire without ~...

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

N-VAR: oft without N

3.

Warning actions or signs give a ~.

She ignored the ~ signals...

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

ADJ: ADJ n

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