Followed safety precautions when using heavy machinery.
To take precautions against risks of accident.
Putting boards over the windows to prevent break-ins is an example of a precaution.
A need for precaution when planning a vacation.
Other Word Forms
Origin of precaution
- Late Latin praecautiō praecautiōn- from praecautus past participle of Latin praecavēre to guard against prae- pre- cavēre to beware
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition