Definition of Caution

1. Noun. The trait of being cautious; being attentive to possible danger. "A man of caution"

Exact synonyms: Carefulness, Cautiousness
Generic synonyms: Attentiveness
Derivative terms: Careful, Careful, Careful, Cautious
Antonyms: Incaution



2. Verb. Warn strongly; put on guard.
Exact synonyms: Admonish, Monish
Generic synonyms: Warn
Derivative terms: Admonisher, Admonition, Admonitory, Monition

3. Noun. A warning against certain acts. "A caveat against unfair practices"
Exact synonyms: Caveat
Generic synonyms: Warning
Derivative terms: Cautionary

4. Noun. Judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger. "He handled the vase with care"
Exact synonyms: Care, Forethought, Precaution
Generic synonyms: Judiciousness
Derivative terms: Cautious

5. Noun. The trait of being circumspect and prudent.
Exact synonyms: Circumspection
Specialized synonyms: Precaution, Chariness, Wariness
Generic synonyms: Discernment, Discretion

Definition of Caution

1. n. A careful attention to the probable effects of an act, in order that failure or harm may be avoided; prudence in regard to danger; provident care; wariness.

2. v. t. To give notice of danger to; to warn; to exhort [one] to take heed.

3. n. A pledge, bond, or other security for the performance of an obligation either in or out of judicial proceedings; the promise or contract of one not for himself but another; security.

Definition of Caution

1. Noun. Precept or warning against evil or danger of any kind; exhortation to wariness; advice; injunction. ¹

2. Noun. A careful attention to the probable effects of an act, in order that failure or harm may be avoided; prudence in regard to danger; provident care; wariness. ¹

3. Noun. Security; guaranty; bail. ¹

4. Noun. One that gives rise to attention or astonishment ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To warn; to alert, advise that caution is warranted. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Caution

1. to warn [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: warn

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Caution

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Literary usage of Caution

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1. The Methods of Ethics by Henry Sidgwick (1893)
"The same may be said of caution, so far as caution implies taking into due ... And, in antithesis to caution, we may notice as another minor virtue the ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1886)
"'caution. 'The purchasers of this article are requested to observe that the words Thos. and William Henry, Manchester, are engraved on the government stamp ..."

3. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"(NED) caution, a. An example : usually in a ludicrous sense. 1834 The way I'll lick you will be a caution to the balance of your family. ..."

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