Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

premonitory

play
adjective pre·mon·i·to·ry \pri-ˈmä-nə-ˌtȯr-ē\

Definition of premonitory

  1. :  giving warning <a premonitory symptom>

pre·mon·i·to·ri·ly play \-ˌmä-nə-ˈtȯr-ə-lē\ adverb


Examples of premonitory

  1. <a moderate tremor that some seismologists have interpreted as a premonitory sign of the catastrophic quake that is inevitable>



1647

First Known Use of premonitory

1647


Medical Dictionary

premonitory

play
adjective pre·mon·i·to·ry \pri-ˈmän-ə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˌtȯr-\

Medical Definition of premonitory

  1. :  giving warning <a premonitory symptom> <premonitory aura in epilepsy>




Learn More about premonitory


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up premonitory? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 14, 2016

to hug and kiss another person

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

100 pounds 16.96 pounds 2.2 pounds 196.5 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ