An example of a premonition is a tornado alert.
- a warning in advance; a forewarning
- a feeling that something, esp. something bad, will happen; foreboding; presentiment
Origin of premonitionMiddle French premonicion ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin praemonitio ; from Classical Latin praemonere ; from prae-, before + monere, to warn: see pre- and amp; monitor
- A presentiment of the future; a foreboding.
- A warning in advance; a forewarning.
Origin of premonitionLate Latin praemoniti&omacron;, praemoniti&omacron;n-, from Latin praemonitus, past participle of praemon&emacron;re, to forewarn : prae-, pre- + mon&emacron;re, to warn; see men-1 in Indo-European roots.
- A clairvoyant or clairaudient experience, such as a dream, which resonates with some event in the future.
- A strong intuition that something is about to happen (usually something negative, but not exclusively).
Mid 15th century, from Anglo-Norman premunition, from Late Latin praemonitionem (“a forewarning"), form of praemonitio, from Latin praemonitius, form of praemoneÅ, from prae (“before") (English pre-) + monere (“to warn") (from which English monitor).