1. [ noun ] a message informing of danger
Related terms: informing threat caution false_alarm forewarning alarmism strategic_warning tactical_warning alert wake-up_call warn
2. [ noun ] cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger)
Synonyms: admonition word_of_advice monition
Related terms: advice example caution warn
3. [ adjective ] serving to warn
Synonyms: cautionary exemplary monitory admonitory

"shook a monitory finger at him" "an exemplary jail sentence"

Related terms: dissuasive
Similar spelling:   warming