- cautionary ► ADJECTIVE ▪ serving as a warning.
English terms dictionary. 2015.
Look at other dictionaries:
Cautionary — Cau tion*a*ry, a. 1. Conveying a caution, or warning to avoid danger; as, cautionary signals. [1913 Webster] 2. Given as a pledge or as security. [1913 Webster] He hated Barnevelt, for his getting the cautionary towns out of his hands. Bp. Burnet … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
cautionary — index advisory, portentous (ominous) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
cautionary — conveying a warning, 1590s, from CAUTION (Cf. caution) + ARY (Cf. ary) … Etymology dictionary
cautionary — [kô′shəner΄ē] adj. urging caution or intended to warn; warning; admonishing … English World dictionary
cautionary — cau|tion|ar|y [ˈko:ʃənəri US ˈkɔʃəneri] adj [usually before noun] giving a warning about what not to do cautionary note/comment/words etc ▪ Most observers were optimistic, yet some sounded a cautionary note . cautionary tale (=the story of an… … Dictionary of contemporary English
cautionary — [[t]kɔ͟ːʃənri, AM neri[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A cautionary story or a cautionary note to a story is one that is intended to give a warning to people. Barely fifteen months later, it has become a cautionary tale of the pitfalls of… … English dictionary
cautionary — adjective giving a warning or advice: a cautionary note on the abuse of power | cautionary tale (=the story of an event that can be used to warn people): It s a cautionary tale about how not to buy a computer … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
cautionary — /kaw sheuh ner ee/, adj. of the nature of or containing a warning: cautionary advice; a cautionary tale. [1590 1600; CAUTION + ARY] * * * … Universalium
cautionary — adj. Cautionary is used with these nouns: ↑note, ↑tale, ↑word … Collocations dictionary
cautionary — cau|tion|ar|y [ kɔʃn,eri ] adjective warning someone that they should be careful: cautionary remarks … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English