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(of the coloration of certain distasteful or poisonous animals) having conspicuous markings, which predators recognize and learn to avoid; aposematic

What does it mean when you dream about a warning?

A warning in a dream is often a warning about something in our everyday life, though it could also be an unwarranted feeling of alarm. Alternatively, a dream warning could be a message that something in our life needs attention.


Canterbury bells
fairies’ church bells; relied on for vigilance. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 167]
Capitoline geese
squawked obstreperously at sight of invader mounting rampart. [Rom. Hist.: Benét, 166]
crows at trespassers; morning call routs evil spirits. [Folklore: White, 150; Mercatante, 173–175]
crow’s cry
warning of death or illness. [Western Folklore: Jobes, 388]
fiery cross
traditional Highlands call to arms. [Scot. Hist.: Brewer Note-Book, 324–325]
Trojan priest warns citizens not to accept wooden horse. [Rom. Lit.: Aeneid]
Roland’s ivory horn; sounded to summon Charlemagne. [Fr. Lit.: The Song of Roland]
Revere, Paul
(1735–1818) famous American patriot who warned, “The British are coming” (1775). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 425–426]
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As the profit warning arises from management's estimate of future earnings to some extent the depressed financial condition is known in the public domain and reflected in the stock price.
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A report by EY showed there were 14 profit warnings from listed businesses across the Yorkshire and North East regions in the third quarter of 2017 - up from five in second quarter and eight higher than thei third quarter of last year.
The research contrasts strongly with the UK picture where the number of profit warnings jumped to 66, nine more than the same period latest Profit Warnings report by financial services firm EY.
UK-listed companies issued 66 profit warnings in this year's second quarter - nine more than in the same period in 2015.
THE number of UK companies making profit warnings is "remarkably high" despite a significant downgrade in expectations for earnings, according to a report.
NORTH WEST companies issued just three profit warnings in the third quarter of this year - a fall from six in the previous quarter.
Summary: Profit warnings by listed companies have seen the biggest quarterly rise for over a decade in the final quarter of 2011.
THE number of profit warnings issued by companies rose to a two-year high in the first quarter of 2011 as rising inflation squeezed consumer spending power, a new report has claimed.