What does prophecy mean?

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ˈprɒf ə siprophe·cy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prophecy, prognostication, vaticinationnoun

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

  2. prophecy, divinationnoun

    a prediction uttered under divine inspiration


  1. prophecynoun

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prophecynoun

    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. Prophecynoun

    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. Prophecynoun

    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.]


  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.

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  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


    let this go down in prophecy! america is fast losing it's- land of opportunity- status. The youths have begun to figure it out. Whatever future results from all their knowledge and experiences of this, america hast itself to blame. I will further say this- why have all the weapons of war when there is no one to fire them, and those who can do so, are on the side of your enemies? the mindset of the youths have changed.Children seek refuge and die at your ports of entry. Schools being turned into killing zones of the children. Your prisons are just revolving doors for criminality. Drugs are everywhere. Where there is no vision, the people perish, and so will the nation. If the weather is any indication of god's visitation, then take heed much more to come. I am ras cardo reggae

  2. Deshawn Yeldell:

    If people don’t respect you Enough to give you natural respect for your achievements without you begging for their support, truth is they don’t respect your talent they respect your clout therefore you will be begging for their respect and support forever, and then you are left to finesse people creating two broken sides of untruthfulness, let love come naturally and God shall bless thy gifts one has inherited in life..... A prophecy has spoken. -MillYentei


    i, ras cardo created reggae in my 1962 trench town yard. I have the details of all those present at the time. I did say:- reggae is rastafarian prophecy and message giving. It aims to unite people in a loving way so we can stop all this hatred and this killing stuff. I think the music industry is trying to take that spirit out of it and really secularize it- told to the -atlanta journal news writer- steve dollar. Posted in his article-more than a beat, reggae is his belief- inside the arts. Circa 1990's- people in the arts.

  4. Alphonse de Lamartine:

    Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.


    There is a movement in babylon to:- gangjagriculturalize- ras spiritual herb. I will tell you more about this term I coined to show what they will do to rasta and the herb in years to come. I am ras cardo who created reggae. I am-R.H.A.T.I.D- reggae highest authority truthfully informing the diaspora. This is prophecy. I have also told you about-R.A.S.P.E.C.T1.

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