Advi'ce. n.s. [avis, advis, Fr. from adviso, low Latin.]
- Counsel; instruction: except that instruction implies superiority, and advice may be given by equals or inferiors.
Break we our match up; and, by my advice,
Let us impart what we have seen to-night,
Unto young Hamlet. Shakesp. Hamlet.
O troubled, weak and coward, as thou art!
Without thy poor advice, the lab'ring heart
To worse extremes with swifter steps would run;
Not sav'd by virtue, yet by vice undone. Prior.
- Reflection; prudent consideration; as, he always acts with good advice.
What he hath won, that he hath fortified:
So hot a speed, with such advice dispos'd,
Such temperate order, in so fierce a course,
Doth want example. Shakesp. King John.
- Consultation; deliberation; with the particle with.
Great princes, for the most part, taking advice with workmen, with no less cost, set their things together. Bacon's Ess.
- Intelligence; as, the merchants received advice of their loss. This sense is somewhat low, and chiefly commercial.