What does prophesy mean?

Definitions for prophesy
ˈprɒf əˌsaɪproph·esy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prophesy, vaticinateverb

    predict or reveal through, or as if through, divine inspiration

  2. preach, prophesyverb

    deliver a sermon

    "The minister is not preaching this Sunday"


  1. prophesyverb

    To speak or write with divine inspiration; to act as prophet.

    Etymology: Partly from prophecy, and partly from prophecier, prophesier, from prophecie.

  2. prophesyverb

    To predict, to foretell.

    Etymology: Partly from prophecy, and partly from prophecier, prophesier, from prophecie.

  3. prophesyverb

    To speak out on the Bible as an expression of holy inspiration; to preach.

    Etymology: Partly from prophecy, and partly from prophecier, prophesier, from prophecie.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prophesyverb

    to foretell; to predict; to prognosticate

    Etymology: [See Prophecy.]

  2. Prophesyverb

    to foreshow; to herald; to prefigure

    Etymology: [See Prophecy.]

  3. Prophesyverb

    to utter predictions; to make declaration of events to come

    Etymology: [See Prophecy.]

  4. Prophesyverb

    to give instruction in religious matters; to interpret or explain Scripture or religious subjects; to preach; to exhort; to expound

    Etymology: [See Prophecy.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Prophesy

    prof′e-sī, v.t. to foretell: to predict.—v.i. (B.) to exhort: to expound religious subjects.—pa.t. and pa.p. proph′esīed.ns. Proph′esīer; Proph′esying. [s has been arbitrarily substituted for c, to distinguish the verb from the noun.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prophesy in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prophesy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of prophesy in a Sentence

  1. George Macaulay Trevelyan:

    History repeats itself and history never repeats itself are about equally trueWe never know enough about the infinitely complex circumstances of any past event to prophesy the future by analogy.

  2. Cecilia Frosinini:

    This story about what Clarke did is a very moving one, It was like a prophesy of what we are trying to do now. We too are trying to preserve works of art for future generations.


    I did say. Reggae is rastafarian, prophesy, and message giving. It aims to unite people in a loving way, so we can stop all this hatred, racism, and killings. I think the music industry is trying to take that spirit out of it and really secularize it- but that will never happen! it is the word of god speaking to his people.

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