- (RP) enPR: kôshn, IPA: /ˈkɔːʃ(ə)n/
- (America) enPR käshn, IPA: /ˈkɑːʃ(ə)n/, /ˈkɔʃ(ə)n/
- (cot-caught, northern cities vowel shift) enPR: käshn, IPA: /ˈkɑʃn/
- Precept or warning against evil or danger of any kind; exhortation to wariness; advice; injunction; prudence in regard to danger; provident care
- c. 1599–1602, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act I, scene iii]:
- In way of caution I must tell you.
- A careful attention to the probable effects of an act, in order that failure or harm may be avoided
- The guideline expressed caution against excessive radiographic imaging.
- Security; guaranty; bail.
- The Parliament would yet give his majesty sufficient caution that the war should be prosecuted.
- (dated) One who draws attention or causes astonishment by their behaviour.
- Oh, that boy, he's a caution! He does make me laugh.
- (law) A formal warning given as an alternative to prosecution in minor cases.
- (soccer) A yellow card.
- See also Thesaurus:caution
- German: Vorsicht, Achtsamkeit, Behutsamkeit
- Italian: cautela
- Portuguese: cuidado, caução, cautela
- Russian: осторо́жность
- Spanish: precaución, cuidado, cautela
caution (cautions, present participle cautioning; past and past participle cautioned)Translations