from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A presentiment of the future; a foreboding.
- n. A warning in advance; a forewarning.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Previous warning, notice, or information; forewarning.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of premonishing or forewarning; hence, a previous warning or notification of subsequent events; previous information.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an early warning about a future event
- n. a feeling of evil to come
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)
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)