Meaning of WARNING in English


I. ˈwȯr-niŋ noun

Date: before 12th century

1. : the act of warning : the state of being warned

he had warning of his illness

2. : something that warns or serves to warn ; especially : a notice or bulletin that alerts the public to an imminent hazard (as a tornado, thunderstorm, or flood)

II. adjective

Date: 1511

: serving as an alarm, signal, summons, or admonition

a warning bell

a warning shot

• warn·ing·ly ˈwȯr-niŋ-lē adverb

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.