premonition

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noun pre·mo·ni·tion \ˌprē-mə-ˈni-shən, ˌpre-\

Definition of premonition

  1. 1 :  previous notice or warning :  forewarning

  2. 2 :  anticipation of an event without conscious reason :  presentiment

Examples of premonition in a sentence

  1. She had a premonition that he would call.

  2. she had a premonition that her cat would somehow get hurt that day

Origin and Etymology 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


PREMONITION Defined for English Language Learners

premonition

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noun pre·mo·ni·tion \ˌprē-mə-ˈni-shən, ˌpre-\

Definition of premonition for English Language Learners

  • : a feeling or belief that something is going to happen when there is no definite reason to believe it will


PREMONITION Defined for Kids

premonition

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noun pre·mo·ni·tion \ˌprē-mə-ˈni-shən, ˌpre-\

Definition of premonition for Students

  1. :  a feeling that something is going to happen



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