American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To make aware in advance of actual or potential harm, danger, or evil.
- v. To admonish as to action or manners.
- v. To notify (a person) to go or stay away: warned them off the posted property.
- v. To notify or apprise in advance: They called and warned me that they might be delayed.
- v. To give a warning.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A denial; refusal.
- To put on guard by timely notice; wake, ware, or give notice to beforehand, as of approaching danger or of something to be avoided or guarded against; caution; admonish; tell or command admonishingly; advise.
- To admonish, as to any duty; advise; ex postulate with.
- To apprise; give notice to; make ware or aware; inform previously; notify; direct; bid; summon.
- To deny; refuse; forbid.
- To defend; keep or ward off.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. obsolete To refuse.
- v. 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
- v. To give notice to, of approaching or probable danger or evil; to caution against anything that may prove injurious.
- v. obsolete To ward off.
- v. admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior
- v. notify, usually in advance
- v. notify of danger, potential harm, or risk
- v. ask to go away
- From a combination of Old English wiernan (from Proto-Germanic *warnijanan; compare Danish værne) and Old English wearnian (from Proto-Germanic *warnōnan; compare Swedish varna). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English warnen, from Old English warnian; see wer-4 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“The calls warn that a car warranty is about to expire.”
“The calls warn voters, whether registered or not, that they cannot vote until they fill-out the information in a packet they will receive in the mail.”
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