See also: Warning
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈwɔɹnɪŋ/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈwɔːnɪŋ/
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- Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)nɪŋ
- Hyphenation: warn‧ing
- present participle of warn
- 1897 December (indicated as 1898), Winston Churchill, chapter V, in The Celebrity: An Episode, New York, N.Y.: The Macmillan Company; London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., →OCLC:
- Although the Celebrity was almost impervious to sarcasm, he was now beginning to exhibit visible signs of uneasiness, […] . It was with a palpable relief that he heard the first warning notes of the figure.
warning (plural warnings)
- The action of the verb warn; an instance of warning someone.
- 1918, W[illiam] B[abington] Maxwell, chapter VII, in The Mirror and the Lamp, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, →OCLC:
- “ […] Churchill, my dear fellow, we have such greedy sharks, and wolves in lamb's clothing. Oh, dear, there's so much to tell you, so many warnings to give you, but all that must be postponed for the moment.”
- Something spoken or written that is intended to warn.
- 2013 June 22, “Snakes and ladders”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8841, page 76:
- Risk is everywhere. From tabloid headlines insisting that coffee causes cancer (yesterday, of course, it cured it) to stern government warnings about alcohol and driving, the world is teeming with goblins.
- The boss gave him a warning that he would be fired if he did not desist from his behaviour.
instance of warning someone
something spoken or written that is intended to warn
- Used to warn of danger in signs and notices.
warning of danger in signs
Borrowed from English warning.
warning m (plural warnings)
- (colloquial) hazard light
- Synonym: feux de détresse
- “warning”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.