Simple Definition of premonition
: a feeling or belief that something is going to happen when there is no definite reason to believe it will
Examples of premonition in a sentence
She had a premonition that he would call.
<she had a premonition that her cat would somehow get hurt that day>
Origin of premonition
Middle English premunition, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin premunition-, premunitio, alteration of Late Latin praemonitio, from Latin praemonēre to warn in advance, from prae- + monēre to warn — more at mind
First Known Use: 15th century
Rhymes with premonition
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PREMONITION Defined for Kids
Definition of premonition for Students
: a feeling that something is going to happen
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