Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Advanced Dictionary    
Display options
 
Lookup History
caveat

ca·ve·at

caveat

 
pronunciation:
kae vi at [or] keI vi aet
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a warning or caution, esp. with regard to the limits or stipulations of an agreement.
They agreed to meet weekly with the caveat that either could cancel in case of severe weather.
synonyms:
admonition, caution, monition, warning
similar words:
alert, caveat emptor
definition 2: a qualification or explanation given to prevent misunderstanding of what is being said.
The caveat explained that the pronoun "he" used throughout this older document was to be understood as meaning either a male or a female.
synonyms:
qualification
definition 3: in law, a formal request to suspend proceedings until the filer of the notice has had a hearing.
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature