Definitions for prophetˈprɒf ɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prophet, prophesier, oracle, seer, vaticinator(noun)

    an authoritative person who divines the future

  2. prophet(noun)

    someone who speaks by divine inspiration; someone who is an interpreter of the will of God


  1. prophet(Noun)

    Someone who speaks by divine inspiration.

  2. prophet(Noun)

    Someone who predicts the future; a soothsayer.

  3. Prophet(ProperNoun)

    any of the prophets mentioned in the Bible, especially an author of one of the Prophets

  4. Prophet(ProperNoun)


  5. Prophet(ProperNoun)

    Muhammad (used with The)

  6. Origin: propheta, from propheta (later reinforced in English by Anglo-Norman prophete), from (prophētēs) "one who speaks for a god", from (pro) "before" + (phēmi) "I tell"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prophet(noun)

    one who prophesies, or foretells events; a predicter; a foreteller

  2. Prophet(noun)

    one inspired or instructed by God to speak in his name, or announce future events, as, Moses, Elijah, etc

  3. Prophet(noun)

    an interpreter; a spokesman

  4. Prophet(noun)

    a mantis

  5. Origin: [F. prophte, L. propheta, fr. Gr. , literally, one who speaks for another, especially, one who speaks for a god an interprets his will to man, fr. to say beforehand; for, before + to say or speak. See Fame. ]


  1. Prophet

    In religion, a prophet is an individual who is claimed to have been contacted by the supernatural or the divine, and to speak for them, serving as an intermediary with humanity, delivering this newfound knowledge from the supernatural entity to other people. The message that the prophet conveys is called a prophecy. Claims of prophets have existed in many cultures through history, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, in Ancient Greece, Zoroaster, and many others. Traditionally, prophets are regarded as having a role in society that promotes change due to their messages and actions. The English word prophet comes from the Greek word προφήτης meaning advocate. In the late 20th century the appellation of prophet has been used to refer to individuals particularly successful at analysis in the field of economics, such as in the derogatory prophet of greed. Alternatively, social commentators who suggest escalating crisis are often called prophets of doom.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Friedrich von Schlegel:

    The historian is a prophet in reverse.

  2. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    Fear is the greatest false prophet you will ever meet.

  3. Isaac Bashevis Singer:

    If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of being a prophet.

  4. Sheikh Hareth al-Nadhari:

    Soldiers who love God and his prophet and who are in love with martyrdom for the sake of God had come to you.

  5. Kahlil Gibran:

    Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people.

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