警告; 警告式; 報警; 告警; 警報 WNG
Warn, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Warned p. pr. & vb. n. Warning.]
1. To make ware or aware; to give previous information to; to give notice to; to notify; to admonish; hence, to notify or summon by authority; as, to warn a town meeting; to warn a tenant to quit a house. “Warned of the ensuing fight.”
Cornelius the centurion . . . was warned from God by an holy angel to send for thee. --Acts x. 22.
Who is it that hath warned us to the walls? --Shak.
2. To give notice to, of approaching or probable danger or evil; to caution against anything that may prove injurious. “Juturna warns the Daunian chief of Lausus' danger, urging swift relief.”
3. To ward off. [Obs.]
Warn·ing, a. Giving previous notice; cautioning; admonishing; as, a warning voice.
That warning timepiece never ceased. --Longfellow.
Warning piece, Warning wheel Horol., a piece or wheel which produces a sound shortly before the clock strikes.
1. Previous notice. “At a month's warning.”
A great journey to take upon so short a warning. --L'Estrange.
2. Caution against danger, or against faults or evil practices which incur danger; admonition; monition.
Could warning make the world more just or wise. --Dryden.
adj : serving to warn; "shook a monitory finger at him"; "an
exemplary jail sentence" [syn: admonitory, cautionary,
exemplary, monitory, warning(a)]
n 1: a message informing of danger
2: cautionary advice about something imminent (especially
imminent danger) [syn: admonition, monition, word of