- ( RP ) IPA: /ədˈvaɪs/
- ( US ) IPA: /ædˈvaɪs/
- Rhymes: -aɪs
- An opinion recommended or offered, as worthy to be followed; counsel .
- ( obsolete ) Deliberate consideration; knowledge .
- Information or notice given; intelligence; as, late advices from France; commonly in the plural. In commercial language, advice usually means information communicated by letter; used chiefly in reference to drafts or bills of exchange; as, a letter of advice .
- ( law ) Counseling to perform a specific illegal act .
- ( computing, programming ) In aspect-oriented programming, the code whose execution is triggered when a join point is reached .
- advice boat
- advice in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
From Old French avis, from the Old French phrase ce m'est a vis ( "in my view" ), where vis is from Latin visum, past participle of videre ( “to see” ). See vision, and confer avise, advise. The unhistoric -d- was introduced in English 15c .
advice ( usually uncountable; plural: advices )
Explanation of advice by Wordnet Dictionary
- Advice n. [OE. avis, F. avis; + OF. vis, fr. L. visum seemed, seen; really p. p. of videre to see, so that vis meant that which has seemed best. See Vision, and cf. Avise, Advise.]
1. An opinion recommended or offered, as worthy to be followed; counsel.
We may give advice, but we can not give conduct. Franklin.
2. Deliberate consideration; knowledge. [Obs.]
How shall I dote on her with more advice,
That thus without advice begin to love her? Shak.
3. Information or notice given; intelligence; as, “late advices from France”; -- commonly in the plural.
☞ In commercial language, advice usually means information communicated by letter; -- used chiefly in reference to drafts or bills of exchange; as, a letter of advice. McElrath.
4. ( Crim. Law ) Counseling to perform a specific illegal act. Wharton.
Advice boat, a vessel employed to carry dispatches or to reconnoiter; a dispatch boat. -- To take advice. To accept advice. To consult with another or others.
Syn. -- Counsel; suggestion; recommendation; admonition; exhortation; information; notice.
Definition of advice by GCIDE Dictionary