[ ad-vahy-zuh-ree ]
/ ædˈvaɪ zə ri /


of, giving, or containing advice: an advisory letter from a stockbroker.
having the power or duty to advise: an advisory council.

noun, plural ad·vi·so·ries.

a report on existing or predicted conditions, often with advice for dealing with them: an investment advisory.
an announcement or bulletin that serves to advise and usually warn the public, as of some potential hazard: a health advisory; a travelers' advisory.
an announcement from the U.S. National Weather Service to keep the public informed about the progress of a potentially dangerous weather condition: hurricane advisory; tornado advisory. Compare warning(def 3), watch(def 20).

Origin of advisory

First recorded in 1770–80; advise + -ory1


ad·vi·so·ri·ly, adverb pre·ad·vi·so·ry, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for advisory

/ (ədˈvaɪzərɪ) /


giving advice; empowered to make recommendations an advisory body

noun plural -ries

a statement issued to give advice, recommendations, or a warning a travel advisory
a person or organization with an advisory function the Prime Minister's media advisory