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 monitor
- A presentiment of the future; a foreboding.
- A warning in advance; a forewarning.
Origin of premonitionLate Latin praemonitiō praemonitiōn- from Latin praemonitus past participle of praemonēre to forewarn prae- pre- monēre 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).