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ˈprɒf ɪtprophet

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prophet, prophesier, oracle, seer, vaticinatornoun

    an authoritative person who divines the future

  2. prophetnoun

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


  1. prophetnoun

    Someone who speaks by divine inspiration.

  2. prophetnoun

    Someone who predicts the future; a soothsayer.

  3. Prophetnoun

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

  4. Prophetnoun


  5. Prophetnoun

    Muhammad (used with The)

  6. Etymology: 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. Prophetnoun

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

  2. Prophetnoun

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

  3. Prophetnoun

    an interpreter; a spokesman

  4. Prophetnoun

    a mantis

  5. Etymology: [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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Prophet

    prof′et, n. one who proclaims or interprets the will of God: one who announces things to come: one who predicts or foretells events: (B.) one inspired by God to warn and teach: (pl.) the writings of the prophets.—n.fem. Proph′etess.—ns. Proph′ethood, Proph′etship, quality, office of a prophet.—adjs. Prophet′ic, -al, pertaining to a prophet: containing prophecy: foreseeing or foretelling events.—adv. Prophet′ically.—n. Proph′etism.—Prophetic office, the office of a prophet.—Former prophets, Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings; Latter prophets, the prophets properly so called; Major prophets, the prophets whose books come before that of Hosea; Minor prophets, the prophets from Hosea to Malachi; School of the prophets, a school among the ancient Jews for training young men as teachers of the people; The prophets, one of the three divisions into which the ancient Jews divided their Scriptures—consisting of the former and the latter prophets (see above). [Fr.,—L. prophēta—Gr. prophētēspro, before, in behalf of, phē-mi, phanai, to speak.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prophet in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prophet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of prophet in a Sentence

  1. Longfellow:

    O how wonderful is the human voice! It is indeed the organ of the soul. The intellect of man sits enshrined visibly upon his forehead and in his eye; and the heart of man is written upon his countenance. But the soul reveals itself in the voice only, as God revealed himself to the prophet in the still small voice, and in a voice from the Burning Bush. The soul of man is audible, not visible. A sound alone betrays the flowing of the eternal fountain invisible to man.

  2. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    The difference between an author and a writer is similar to that of the prophet and the messenger. Simply, because every messenger is not a prophet, but every prophet has a message and prophecies to convey to the people.

  3. Friedrich von Schlegel:

    The historian is a prophet in reverse.

  4. Peter Ustinov:

    There is no question but that if Jesus Christ, or a great prophet from another religion, were to come back today, he would find it virtually impossible to convince anyone of his credentials despite the fact that the vast evangelical machine on American television is predicated on His imminent return among us sinners.

  5. David Thomas:

    The person who actually wrote it may well have known the Prophet Mohammad. He would have seen him probably, he would maybe have heard him preach. He may have known him personally.

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