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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"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. PROPHETnoun

    Etymology: prophete, Fr. πϱοφήτης.

    Ev’ry flower
    Did as a prophet weep what it foresaw,
    In Hector’s wrath. William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida.

    Jesters oft prove prophets. William Shakespeare, King Lear.

    O prophet of glad tidings! finisher
    Of utmost hope! John Milton.

    He lov’d so fast,
    As if he fear’d each day wou’d be her last;
    Too true a prophet to foresee the fate,
    That should so soon divide their happy state. Dryden.

    God, when he makes the prophet, does not unmake the man. John Locke.

    His champions are the prophets and apostles. William Shakespeare.


  1. Prophet

    In religion, a prophet or prophetess is an individual who is regarded as being in contact with a divine being and is said to speak on behalf of that being, serving as an intermediary with humanity by delivering messages or teachings from the supernatural source to other people. The message that the prophet conveys is called a prophecy. Claims of prophethood have existed in many cultures and religions throughout history, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, ancient Greek religion, Zoroastrianism, Manichaeism, Hinduism , and many others.

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. Francois Molins:

    Ayoub el Khazzani had watched YouTube audio files whilst already on the Thalys train in which an individual called on the faithful to fight and take up arms in the name of the Prophet.

  2. President Tayyip Erdogan:

    Using sacred Islam's name, exploiting it, this terrorist group which spills Muslim blood has gone as far as attacking the town where the mosque and blessed remains of our Prophet are located, daesh is a dagger plunged into the chest of Muslims. Whoever gives support to this group, whether out of sectarian fanaticism or another motive, commits the same sin.

  3. Egypts President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi:

    He said that offending Islam and Muslims has become a tool to mobilize votes. He called the offensive cartoons depicting Muhammad a blatant hostility against this noble religion and its prophet. Egypts President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said that offending the prophet undermines high values many Muslims believe in. We, too, have rights ; right of not to hurt our feelings and not to offend our values.

  4. Isaac Bashevis Singer:

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

  5. Omid Safi:

    We have had visual depictions of the prophet in the form of miniatures and pictures in the Iranian context, the Turkish context, the central Asian context, the one significant context where depictions of the prophet have not been image-related has been in the Arab context.

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    an untroubled state; free from disturbances
    • A. rogue
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    • C. nuisance
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