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1. 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.
2. Advice to be cautious: a word of warning to runners about the hot weather.
3. A cautionary or deterrent example: The incident is a warning to careless investors.
Acting or serving to warn: a warning light; warning words.

warn′ing·ly adv.
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(woːn) verb
1. to tell (a person) in advance (about a danger etc). Black clouds warned us of the approaching storm; They warned her that she would be ill if she didn't rest.
2. to advise (someone against doing something). I was warned about/against speeding by the policeman; They warned him not to be late.
ˈwarning noun
1. an event, or something said or done, that warns. He gave her a warning against driving too fast; His heart attack will be a warning to him not to work so hard.
2. advance notice or advance signs. The earthquake came without warning.
giving a warning. She received a warning message.
ˈwarningly adverb
She looked warningly at the naughty boy.
References in classic literature ?
Ah, but mind you," said Caleb, turning his head warningly, "I must take it on
Well, your most prominent figure seems to be a figure of wood; so I must beg you to restrain an imagination which, having no brains, you have no right to exercise," suggested the Scarecrow, warningly.
You mustn't talk, Anne--wait till you're stronger," said Marilla warningly.
I never saw him irate except when David was still sceptical, but then he would say quite warningly "He says it is true, so it must be true.
one of Joe's seconds cried warningly from the edge of the ring.