Definition of 'warning'
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These warning notices are available to the public. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The company had also been given two warnings that it appeared unaware of. Times, Sunday Times (2016)These are strong warnings and the government cannot afford to ignore them. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Warnings about the slicing of military budgets are not new. The Sun (2016)They can kill and should come with a health warning. The Sun (2016)She had barely arrived at the international exhibition centre when she was handed a stark Brexit warning. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The Devon force said the warning ended the problem. The Sun (2016)I mention all this as a warning of the dangers of going after rich people through punitive measures. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A warning shot was fired but he fled when none of the heavily armoured commandos was able to give chase. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It issued a yellow fog warning covering swathes of the UK until at least 11am. The Sun (2017)Watch for early warning signs of danger. Christianity Today (2000)There are also warnings about security and causing offence. Times, Sunday Times (2011)We cannot repeat this warning often enough. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The annual charity gig carried a warning to people it may cause offence. The Sun (2016)Put government health warnings on delivery vans. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They were given no warning that their sentences were about to be carried out. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We noticed the warning signs a week or two ago. Times, Sunday Times (2011)She would like her story to be a stark warning to people buying home hair dye kits. The Sun (2015)There were scattered reports of looting and warnings of a possible health crisis. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We also use a red and yellow card warning system. Times, Sunday Times (2007)All direct election comes with warnings attached. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But it was a warning of what dangers are round the corner. The Sun (2010)The documents also contained warnings about booby trap devices. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Too often such warnings are presented as counsels of despair. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Others argued that the government or international agencies should have issued warnings and advice and begun stockpiling emergency supplies. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Did he give guidance by advice or warning when it would have been useful or fair to do so? Personnel Management: A New Approach (1991)Not because there is no advance warning of the subject matter, though that is disconcerting enough. The Sun (2013)Two more warnings suggested a problem with the aeroplane's flight control computer systems. Times, Sunday Times (2016)First, councils must be required to display advance warning signs of such measures. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But he went off message by declaring his support for grammar schools and warning ministers not to build a third runway at Heathrow. The Sun (2012)The'pay more for less' warning came after ministers snubbed a plea to give more cash to struggling councils. The Sun (2008)
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Translations for 'warning'
British English: warning /ˈwɔːnɪŋ/ NOUN
A warning is something which is said or written to tell people of a possible danger, problem, or other unpleasant thing that might happen.
They issued a warning that recovery is likely to be slow.
- American English: warning
- Arabic: تـَحْذِير
- Brazilian Portuguese: aviso
- Chinese: 警告
- Croatian: upozorenje
- Czech: varování
- Danish: advarsel
- Dutch: waarschuwing
- European Spanish: advertencia
- Finnish: varoitus
- French: avertissement
- German: Warnung
- Greek: προειδοποίηση
- Italian: avvertimento
- Japanese: 警告
- Korean: 경고
- Norwegian: advarsel
- Polish: ostrzeżenie
- European Portuguese: aviso
- Romanian: avertizare
- Russian: предупреждение
- Spanish: advertencia
- Swedish: varning
- Thai: การเตือน
- Turkish: uyarı
- Ukrainian: попередження
- Vietnamese: lời cảnh báo
British English: warning ADJECTIVE
Warning actions or signs give a warning.
She ignored the warning signals.
- American English: warning
- Brazilian Portuguese: de aviso
- Chinese: 警告性的
- European Spanish: de aviso
- French: d'alarme
- German: Warn-
- Italian: d'allarme
- Japanese: 警告の
- Korean: 경고의
- European Portuguese: de aviso
- Spanish: de aviso
Definition of warning from the Collins English Dictionary
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