Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “heads-up”

See all translations

heads-up

noun [C usually singular] uk   /ˈhedz.ʌp/ informal us  
a warning that something is going to happen, usually so that you can prepare for it: This note is just to give you a heads-up that Vicky will be arriving next week. a short talk or statement about how a situation or plan is developing: The boss called a meeting to give us a heads-up on the way the project was going.
Translations of “heads-up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 小心,注意(用於提醒某事要發生)…
in Russian внимание!, берегись!…
in Chinese (Simplified) 小心,注意(用于提醒某事要发生)…
in Polish ostrzeżenie…
(Definition of heads-up from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of heads-up?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “heads-up” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

comma

the symbol , used in writing to separate parts of a sentence showing a slight pause, or to separate the single things in a list

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

showrooming noun

February 23, 2015
the activity of examining a product in a physical store and then making the purchase with an online retailer Amazon’s new smartphone is specifically designed to make showrooming fast and easy.

Read More