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tr.v. warned, warn·ing, warns
1. To notify or make aware in advance of something, especially of possible danger or misfortune: warned boaters of the coming storm; warned me that they might be delayed.
2. To make known (a warning): warned that the bolts needed to be replaced.
3. To advise or caution (someone) about a course of action: warned us to be careful; warned us not to stay up too late.
4. To notify (a person) to go or stay away: The ranger warned hikers away from the cliff.

[Middle English warnen, from Old English warnian; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

warn′er n.


 (wôr′nər), Harry Morris 1881-1958.
American filmmaker who with his brothers Albert (1883-1967), Samuel Louis (1887-1927), and Jack (1892-1978) founded Warner Brothers Pictures, which produced the first talkie, The Jazz Singer (1927), and many film classics, including Casablanca (1942).
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Noun1.warner - United States filmmaker who with his brothers founded the movie studio that produced the first talking picture (1881-1958)Warner - United States filmmaker who with his brothers founded the movie studio that produced the first talking picture (1881-1958)
2.warner - someone who gives a warning to others
communicator - a person who communicates with others
References in classic literature ?
And on each side of old Brooke, who is now standing in the middle of the ground and just going to kick off, you see a separate wing of players-up, each with a boy of acknowledged prowess to look to--here Warner, and there Hedge; but over all is old Brooke, absolute as he of Russia, but wisely and bravely ruling over willing and worshipping subjects, a true football king.
He himself, and Warner and Hedge, who have saved themselves till now, will lead the charges.
Again and again the cloud of their players- up gathers before our goal, and comes threatening on, and Warner or Hedge, with young Brooke and the relics of the bull-dogs, break through and carry the ball back; and old Brooke ranges the field like Job's war-horse.
Warner picks East up lame and half stunned, and he hobbles back into goal, conscious of having played the man.
Warner and Hedge have met them, but still on they come.
With these words, Mr Tappertit, who seemed to expect no reply, and to hold it as a necessary consequence of his eloquence that his hearer should be utterly stunned, dumbfoundered, and overwhelmed, folded his arms so that the palm of each hand rested on the opposite shoulder, and disappeared after the manner of those mysterious warners of whom he had read in cheap story-books.
Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety By Judith Warner Riverhead Books.
Warner Music Manufacturing Europe GmbH, Ivy Hill Corporation, Giant Merchandising and the physical distribution operations of Warner-Elektra-Atlantic Corporation (WEA Corp.
When America Online and Time Warner announced merger plans earlier this year, one of the most vocal reactions was also one of the most predictable: basso profundo bellowings about increasingly "corporatized media" that threaten "historic notions of a free, diverse, and independent press"; a virtual monopoly of media ownership"; and the imminent creation of a "free-enterprise equivalent of a Ministry of Culture.