Definition of premonition noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌpriːməˈnɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpriːməˈnɪʃn//
; BrE BrE//ˌpreməˈnɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpreməˈnɪʃn//
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a feeling that something is going to happen, especially something unpleasant premonition (of something) a premonition of disaster premonition (that…) He had a premonition that he would never see her again. Perhaps he had a premonition about what might happen in London. Word Originmid 16th cent. (in the sense ‘advance warning’): from French prémonition, from late Latin praemonitio(n-), from Latin praemonere, from prae ‘before’ + monere ‘warn’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: premonition