American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A presentiment of the future; a foreboding.
- n. A warning in advance; a forewarning.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of premonishing or forewarning; hence, a previous warning or notification of subsequent events; previous information.
- n. A clairvoyant or clairaudient experience, such as a dream, which resonates with some event in the future.
- n. A strong intuition that something is about to happen (usually something negative, but not exclusively).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Previous warning, notice, or information; forewarning.
- n. an early warning about a future event
- n. a feeling of evil to come
- Mid 15th century, from Anglo-Norman premunition, from Late Latin praemonitionem ("a forewarning"), form of praemonitio, from Latin praemonitius, form of praemoneō, from prae ("before") (English pre-) + monere ("to warn") (from which English monitor). (Wiktionary)
- Late Latin praemonitiō, praemonitiōn-, from Latin praemonitus, past participle of praemonēre, to forewarn : prae-, pre- + monēre, to warn; see men-1 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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