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warning

(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.

Warning

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]
cock
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]
Laocoön
Trojan priest warns citizens not to accept wooden horse. [Rom. Lit.: Aeneid]
Olivant
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]
References in classic literature ?
She had signaled us to stop, and our skipper had ignored the order; but now she had her gun trained on us, and the second shot grazed the cabin, warning the belligerent tug-captain that it was time to obey.
John Street; her booty made at the fire, and again at Harwich, all give us excellent warnings in such cases to be more present to ourselves in sudden surprises of every sort.
The pleasant days of Spring and Summer passed away, and in little Annie's garden Autumn flowers were blooming everywhere, with each day's sun and dew growing still more beautiful and bright; but the fairy flower, that should have been the loveliest of all, hung pale and drooping on little Annie's bosom; its fragrance seemed quite gone, and the clear, low music of its warning chime rang often in her ear.
He had scrambled up on the logs, and was sitting astride of them, close over his shaggy grays, when, coming between him and their streaming necks, he had a vision of the warning look that Mattie had given him the night before.
To their right was Kar Komak, naked and unarmed, yet running valiantly toward Carthoris and shouting warning as though he, too, had but just discovered the silent, menacing company that moved so swiftly forward with couched spears and ready long-swords.
Let us surprise them, and bring them here without any warning.
That's a very plain and distinct warning in a remarkably complicated code, and it's addressed--to Sir Alfred Anselman.
It was while gathering material for Women and Work that Freddie received his first warning of the danger he was in.
He bellied cautiously inside and was met by a warning snarl from the she-wolf.
The woman's coarse warning actually proved useful to me; it started a new idea in my mind
Jupiter, after warning him that he would repent his request, caused him to be sold to a tile-maker.
Three days later he received the scrap-book from a messenger, with a note warning him never again to darken his Old Friend's door.