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Warn


WARN, verb transitive [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 2:12.

2. To caution against evil practices. 1 Thessalonians 5:14.

3. To admonish of any duty.

Cornelius--was warned from God by an holy angel to send for thee. Acts 10:22.

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.]