an opinion or recommendation offered as a guide to action, conduct, etc.:
I shall act on your advice.
a communication, especially from a distance, containing information:
Advice from abroad informs us that the government has fallen. Recent diplomatic advices have been ominous.
an official notification, especially one pertaining to a business agreement:
an overdue advice.
Police ignored this advice and instead used brute force to remove Saylor.
Police Brutality’s Hidden Victims: The Disabled Elizabeth Heideman September 7, 2014
But some took this advice with a grain of salt, since Pakistan could be deflecting from its recent battered image.
Day 5: Breaking News on Osama bin Laden’s Death The Daily Beast May 5, 2011
Would it be impertinent of me to offer some advice to you and your readers?
Dear Tina, Try Riding The Subway Toby Young January 12, 2009
Luckily he had the smooth-talking Andy Griffith to give him advice.
George Lindsay Dies: The Best of Goober Pyle (Video) Brittany Jones-Cooper May 6, 2012
In the U.S., however, the twin reactions to his advice have been: disinterest and cynicism.
What the Secret Documents Reveal Dr. Cheryl Benard November 3, 2010
I used not to hate you; I even had a liking for you; take this advice, then, which you say you are ready to follow.
Mauprat George Sand
The advice was good, but in the present temper of the army it was felt to be impracticable.
Stories from Thucydides H. L. Havell
Why, hedhonestly, dad would just kick me, if I took his advice.
Nothing But the Truth Frederic S. Isham
Against the advice of his men Soto consented to go there with him.
The Trail Book Mary Austin
I took his advice, and borrowed some clothes from Mary, while mine were put to the fire.
The Heroine Eaton Stannard Barrett
recommendation as to appropriate choice of action; counsel
(sometimes pl) formal notification of facts, esp when communicated from a distance
late 13c., auys “opinion,” from Old French avis “opinion, view, judgment, idea” (13c.), from phrase ço m’est à vis “it seems to me,” or from Vulgar Latin *mi est visum “in my view,” ultimately from Latin visum, neuter past participle of videre “to see” (see vision).
The unhistoric -d- was introduced in English 15c., on model of Latin words in ad-. Substitution of -c- for -s- is 18c., to preserve the breath sound and to distinguish from advise. Meaning “opinion given as to action, counsel” is from late 14c.
- Advice and consent
a phrase in the Constitution (Article II, Section 2) allowing the Senate to restrain presidential powers of appointment and treaty-making.
- Advice boat
a fast boat for conveying messages; dispatch boat. Historical Examples He retained only one boat, which he hid, for use as an advice boat, “to carry intelligence” to those down the river. On the Spanish Main John Masefield
- Advice note
noun a document sent by a supplier to a customer to inform him that goods he ordered have been dispatched. It usually gives details such as the quantity of goods and how they have been sent
an opinion or recommendation offered as a guide to action, conduct, etc.: I shall act on your advice. a communication, especially from a distance, containing information: Advice from abroad informs us that the government has fallen. Recent diplomatic advices have been ominous. an official notification, especially one pertaining to a business agreement: an overdue advice. […]