KJV Dictionary Definition: warn


WARN, v.t. G.

1. To give notice of approaching or probable danger or evil, that it may be avoided; to caution against any thing that may prove injurious.

Juturna warns the Daunian chief of Lausus danger-- being warned of God in a dream, that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way. Matthew 2.

2. To caution against evil practices. 1 Thessalonians 5.

3. To admonish of any duty.

Cornelius--was warned from God by an holy angel to send for thee. Acts 10.

4. To inform previously; to give notice to.

--Warnd of th ensuing fight.

5. To notify by authority; to summon; as, to warn the citizens to meet on a certain day; to warn soldiers to appear on parade.

6. To ward off. Not in use.


WARNED, pp. Cautioned against danger; admonished of approaching evil; notified.


WARNING, ppr. Cautioning against danger; admonishing; giving notice to; summoning to meet or appear.


1. Caution against danger, or against faults or evil practices which incur danger.

Could warning make the world more just or wise.

Hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me. Ezekiel 3.

2. Previous notice; as a short warning. He had a months warning.