1. One who cautions or advises.
2. (Scots Law) A surety or sponsor.
(Cau"tion*ry) n. (Scots Law) Suretyship.
(Cau"tious) a. [Cf. L. cautus, fr. caver. See Caution.] Attentive to examine probable effects
and consequences of acts with a view to avoid danger or misfortune; prudent; circumspect; wary; watchful; as,
a cautious general.
Cautious feeling for another's pain.
Be swift to hear; but cautious of your tongue.
Syn. Wary; watchful; vigilant; prudent; circumspect; discreet; heedful; thoughtful; scrupulous; anxious; careful.
Cautious, Wary, Circumspect. A man is cautious who realizes the constant possibility of danger; one
may be wary, and yet bold and active; a man who is circumspect habitually examines things on every
side in order to weigh and deliberate. It is necessary to be cautious at all times; to be wary in cases of
extraordinary danger; to be circumspect in matters of peculiar delicacy and difficulty.
(Cau"tious*ly), adv. In a cautious manner.
(Cau"tious*ness), n. The quality of being cautious.
(Cav"al*cade`) n. [F. cavalcade, fr. It. cavalcata, fr. cavalcare to go on horseback, fr. LL.
caballicare, fr. L. caballus an inferior horse, Gr. . Cf. Cavalier, Cavalry.] A procession of persons on
horseback; a formal, pompous march of horsemen by way of parade.
He brought back war-worn cavalcade to the city.
(Cav`a*le"ro, Cav`a*lie"ro) n. [Sp. caballero. See Cavalier.] A cavalier; a gallant; a libertine.
(Cav`a*lier") n. [F. cavalier, It. cavaliere, LL. caballarius, fr. L. caballus. See Cavalcade,
and cf. Chevalier, Caballine.]
1. A military man serving on horseback; a knight.
2. A gay, sprightly, military man; hence, a gallant.
3. One of the court party in the time of king Charles I. as contrasted with a Roundhead or an adherent
of Parliament. Clarendon.
4. (Fort.) A work of more than ordinary height, rising from the level ground of a bastion, etc., and overlooking
(Cav`a*lier"), a. Gay; easy; offhand; frank.
The plodding, persevering scupulous accuracy of the one, and the easy, cavalier, verbal fluency of the
other, form a complete contrast.
2. High-spirited. [Obs.] "The people are naturally not valiant, and not much cavalier." Suckling.
3. Supercilious; haughty; disdainful; curt; brusque.
4. Of or pertaining to the party of King Charles I. "An old Cavalier family." Beaconsfield.