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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cau·tion /ˈkɔʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cau·tion n.
 1. 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.
 2. Security; guaranty; bail. [R.]
    The Parliament would yet give his majesty sufficient caution that the war should be prosecuted.   --Clarendon.
 3. Precept or warning against evil of any kind; exhortation to wariness; advice; injunction.
    In way of caution I must tell you.   --Shak.
 4. Civil & Scots Law A pledge, bond, or other security for the performance of an obligation either in or out of judicial proceedings; the promise or contract of one not for himself but another; security.
 Caution money, money deposited by way of security or guaranty, as by a student at an English university.
 Syn: -- Care; forethought; forecast; heed; prudence; watchfulness; vigilance; circumspection; anxiety; providence; counsel; advice; warning; admonition.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cau·tion v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cautioned p. pr. & vb. n. Cautioning.] To give notice of danger to; to warn; to exhort [one] to take heed.
    You cautioned me against their charms.   --Swift.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the trait of being cautious; being attentive to possible
           danger; "a man of caution" [syn: cautiousness, carefulness]
           [ant: incaution]
      2: a warning against certain acts; "a caveat against unfair
         practices" [syn: caveat]
      3: judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger; "he exercised
         caution in opening the door"; "he handled the vase with
         care" [syn: precaution, care, forethought]
      4: the trait of being circumspect and prudent [syn: circumspection]
      v : warn strongly; put on guard [syn: admonish, monish]