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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Cau"tion
  1. 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. Security; guaranty; bail.(R)"The Parliament would yet give his majesty sufficient caution that the war should be prosecuted." [Clarendon.]
  3. Precept or warning against evil of any kind; exhortation to wariness; advice; injunction."In way of caution I must tell you." [Shak.]
  4. [Civil & Scots Law] 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.
    synonyms: Care; forethought; forecast; heed; prudence; watchfulness; vigilance; circumspection; anxiety; providence; counsel; advice; warning; admonition.

Etymology: F. caution a security, L. cautio, fr. cavereFor scavere) to be on one's guard, to take care (orig.) to be on the watch, see; akin to E. show

verb Cau"tion
To give notice of danger to; to warn; to exhort [one] to take heed.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The trait of being cautious; being attentive to possible danger ("a man of caution")
  2. The trait of being circumspect and prudent
  3. Judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger ("he exercised caution in opening the door")
  4. A warning against certain acts
  5. Warn strongly; put on guard

Notable Persons With the Last Name Caution

NYCk Caution is a hip hop music rapping and record producer. Their most notable accomplishments were from 2011 to present. NYCk was given the name Jesse Cordasco on January 16th, 1994 in Brooklyn. NYCk is also known as Nyck Caution.


Matt Caution is a soccer player for the Missouri State Bears, Lady Bears, St. Louis Knights, Cincinnati Riverhawks, St. Louis Ambush (NPSL), Indiana Blast, Buffalo Blizzard, Cleveland Crunch, St. Louis Steamers (1998–2006), California Cougars, and Orlando Sharks. Matt was born on November 29th, 1974 in St. Louis.


Prudence & Caution is a comics character.


Frank Albert Young was a journalist and writer. Frank was given the name John Lake Caution, Jr. on October 19th, 1884 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Frank is also known as John L. Caution. He left this life on October 27th, 1957.


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Past life for Caution born Jan 13, 1978

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of USA South-East approximately on 1075. Your profession was monk, bee-keeper, and lone gunman.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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