1 caution, admonition, advice, counsel, caveat, word (to the wise), tip, notification, notice, threat; lesson, example:
Cyril never took seriously his doctor's warning about his cholesterol level. Let that be a warning to you not to drink and drive.
2 omen, sign, signal, indication, augury, foretoken, portent, foreshadowing, forewarning, prophecy:
Sailors take that kind of sky and a falling barometer as warning of a hurricane.
awful, dire, grim, ominous, stark, stern, strong
There were dire warnings about the dangers of watching too much TV.
| urgent | adequate, advance, ample, due, early, fair, prior
I need advance warning of how many people to cater for.
| clear, direct | coded
The explosion came 20 minutes after a coded warning to police.
| initial | final
The referee fave him a final warning.
| formal, government, official | salutary, timely, useful
The team's defeat is a salutary warning before the World Cup.
| friendly | veiled
Her words sounded like a veiled warning.
| audible, visual
There is an audible warning when a certain speed is exceeded.
| verbal, written
His employers have placed him on final written warning.
| air-raid, bomb, fire, flood, gale, hazard, storm
There are 39 severe flood warnings on 22 rivers across the country.
| health, safety
Every cigarette packet carries a health warning.
VERB + WARNING
give (sb), issue
The police have issued a warning about pickpockets.
| shout (out), sound
The sirens sound a warning when fighter planes are sighted. The strike sounded a warning to all employers in the industry.
| reiterate, repeat | be, serve as
Let this be a warning to you not to trespass on my land again! What happened to him should serve as a warning to all dishonest politicians.
| get, receive | ignore | heed
They failed to heed a warning about the dangerous currents in the river.
WARNING + VERB
The warning came just minutes before the bomb exploded.
On 2 April 1916 air-raid warnings sounded throughout Edinburgh.
WARNING + NOUN
Red marks on the skin may be a warning sign for this disease.
| bell, device, light, signal, system
The dog growled in warning as we approached.
| without ~
He left his wife without warning.
| ~ about
a warning about teaching children to swim
| ~ against
a warning against complacency
| ~ of
They sent us fair warning of their arrival.
| ~ to
The police issued a warning to all drug users in the city.
a word of warning
He gave us a word of warning about going out alone at night.
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