What does prophecy mean?

Definitions for prophecy
ˈprɒf ə siprophe·cy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prophecy, prognostication, vaticination(noun)

    knowledge of the future (usually said to be obtained from a divine source)

  2. prophecy, divination(noun)

    a prediction uttered under divine inspiration

Wiktionary

  1. prophecy(Noun)

    A prediction, especially one made by a prophet or under divine inspiration.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prophecy(noun)

    a declaration of something to come; a foretelling; a prediction; esp., an inspired foretelling

    Etymology: [OE. prophecie, OF. profecie, F. prophtie, L. prophetia, fr. Gr. , fr. to be an interpreter of the gods, to prophesy, fr. prophet. See Prophet.]

  2. Prophecy(noun)

    a book of prophecies; a history; as, the prophecy of Ahijah

    Etymology: [OE. prophecie, OF. profecie, F. prophtie, L. prophetia, fr. Gr. , fr. to be an interpreter of the gods, to prophesy, fr. prophet. See Prophet.]

  3. Prophecy(noun)

    public interpretation of Scripture; preaching; exhortation or instruction

    Etymology: [OE. prophecie, OF. profecie, F. prophtie, L. prophetia, fr. Gr. , fr. to be an interpreter of the gods, to prophesy, fr. prophet. See Prophet.]

Freebase

  1. Prophecy

    Prophecy is a process in which one or more messages that have been communicated to a prophet are then communicated to others. Such messages typically involve divine inspiration, interpretation, or revelation of conditioned events to come as well as testimonies or repeated revelations that the world is divine. The process of prophecy especially involves reciprocal communication of the prophet with the source of the messages. Throughout history, clairvoyance has commonly been used and associated with prophecy. Various concepts of prophecy are found throughout all of the world's religions and cults. To a certain degree prophecy can be an integral concept within any religion or cult. The term has found deep usage in the Abrahamic religions, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Baha'i and Mormonism along with many others.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Prophecy

    prof′e-si, n. a prediction: public interpretation of Scripture: instruction: (B.) a book of prophecies. [O. Fr. prophecie—L. prophetīa—Gr. prophēteiaprophētēs.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Prophecy

    properly not a forecasting of particular events and the succession of them, but so far as it refers to the future at all is an insight into the course of things in the time to come from insight into the course of them in days gone by or now, and that is believed to be the character of Hebrew prophecy, founded on faith in the immutability of the divine order of things.

How to pronounce prophecy?

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    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prophecy in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prophecy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of prophecy in a Sentence

  1. Paul Sadler:

    As we study the Word of God rightly divided we are to understand that God has arranged His dealings with mankind into two programs. We have His prophesied purpose and His secret purpose. Prophecy has to do with the earth and Christ's reign upon it during the millennial kingdom, while the Mystery concerns our exaltation with Christ in the heavenlies.

  2. RICARDO(RAS CARDO)SCOTT B.A., M.S.R, J.D.:

    ***(c)(p) MEN WITH MONEY, RUNNING FROM EARTH, TO MOON AND OUTERSPACE. THEY HAVE SO FAR CORRUPTED EARTH IN EVERY PLACE. THEY NOW ARE TYRANNICAL AND INSANE, BECOMING DEVIL WORSHIPPERS IN THIS CRAZY GAME. THEY TRY TO RUN FROM THEMSELVES WITH NO AVAIL. JAH ALMIGHTY WILL TEACH THEM ALL A LESSON IN JESUS NAME. THIS IS PROPHECY THEY WILL NOT ESCAPE.

  3. RAS CARDO REGGAE:

    (C)(P)- I WROTE THE BOOK- TO GENERATIONS YET UNBORN- IN TRENCH TOWN DURING MY HIGH SCHOOL YEARS AS A PROPHECY OF MY REGGAE PREDICTIONS. AS A VISIONARY, I SAW WHAT THE JAMAICA TODAY WOULD BECOME, IF, AND ONLY IF THE STATUS QUO WOULD HELP AND RESPECT THE POOR AND DISADVANTAGED PEOPLE. JAMAICA AND THE WORLD TODAY DOES NOT SURPRISE ME. MY REGGAE DOES NOT CARE IF YOU ARE BLACK OR WHITE JUST AS LONG AS YOU CAN MAKE WHAT IS WRONG- RIGHT! I AM RAS CARDO, THE CREATOR.

  4. David Duchovny:

    He's a guy, at the age that he is, without a job, he's gone through [what's akin to] a divorce, or at least a separation. It doesn't have to do with the nonfulfillment of the [2012 alien] prophecy. I think he's got more human things that are depressing him. And I'm not agreeing that he may be depressed. I think that's a false diagnosis.

  5. James Allen:

    Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.

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