- (Received Pronunciation) enPR: kôshn, IPA(key): /ˈkɔːʃn/
- (US) enPR: käshn, kôshn, IPA(key): /ˈkɑːʃn/, /ˈkɔʃn/
- (cot–caught merger, northern cities vowel shift) enPR: käshn, IPA(key): /ˈkɑʃn/
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- Precept or warning against evil or danger of any kind; exhortation to wariness; advice; injunction.
- In way of caution I must tell you.
- A careful attention to the probable effects of an act, in order that failure or harm may be avoided; prudence in regard to danger; provident care; wariness.
- Security; guaranty; bail.
- The Parliament would yet give his majesty sufficient caution that the war should be prosecuted.
- One who gives rise to attention or astonishment.
- Oh, that boy, he's a caution! He does make me laugh.
- (law) A formal warning given as an alternative to prosecution in minor cases.
- (soccer) a yellow card
- See also Thesaurus:caution
precept or warning against evil or danger
careful attention, prudence
security; guaranty; bail
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caution f (plural cautions)
- “caution” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).