- the act of one that warns, or the state of being warned
- something that serves to warn
- Meteorol. an official alert, as by the National Weather Service, that, variously, a tornado, severe thunderstorm, flash flood, etc. has been spotted or detected by radar in the area
This alarm will sound a warning.
- Warning describes something that alerts to possible danger.
An example of warning is a tornado siren; a warning siren.
- The definition of a warning is something that alerts to possible danger.
An example of a warning is a dog barking and growling in the middle of the night.
that warns; serving to warn
- A statement telling of or an indication providing evidence of impending danger, difficulty, or misfortune: The government issued a warning about unsafe drinking water. The shelf collapsed without any warning.
- Advice to be cautious: a word of warning to runners about the hot weather.
- A cautionary or deterrent example: The incident is a warning to careless investors.
Acting or serving to warn: a warning light; warning words.
- Present participle of warn.
- The action of the verb warn; an instance of warning someone.
- Something spoken or written that is intended to warn.
- The boss gave him a warning that he would be fired if he did not desist from his behaviour.
- Used to warn of danger in signs and notices.
- "I'm warning you," she said again, backing away.
- Len shot Howard a warning look.
- He bent down his head and listened, shaking a warning finger at his master.
- Her eyes burned in warning and she looked away.
- When his hands found her waist and drew her close, passion came without warning, completely consuming her body and soul.