from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sense that something is about to occur; a premonition.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A premonition; a feeling that something, often of undesirable nature, is going to happen.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Previous sentiment, conception, or opinion; previous apprehension; especially, an antecedent impression or conviction of something unpleasant, distressing, or calamitous, about to happen; anticipation of evil; foreboding.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A direct, though vague, perception of a future event, or a feeling which seems to be such a perception.
- n. Specifically An antecedent feeling or impression that some misfortune or calamity is about to happen; anticipation of impending evil; foreboding.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a feeling of evil to come
Obsolete French, from presentir, to feel beforehand, from Latin praesentīre : prae-, pre- + sentīre, to feel; see sent- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)