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ˈprɒf ɪtprophet

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prophet, prophesier, oracle, seer, vaticinator(noun)

    an authoritative person who divines the future

  2. prophet(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. prophet(Noun)

    Someone who speaks by divine inspiration.

    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"

  2. prophet(Noun)

    Someone who predicts the future; a soothsayer.

    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"

  3. Prophet(ProperNoun)

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

    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"

  4. Prophet(ProperNoun)

    Jesus

    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"

  5. Prophet(ProperNoun)

    Muhammad (used with The)

    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. Prophet(noun)

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

    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. ]

  2. Prophet(noun)

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

    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. ]

  3. Prophet(noun)

    an interpreter; a spokesman

    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. ]

  4. Prophet(noun)

    a mantis

    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. ]

Freebase

  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. Raghad Hammoudi:

    An entire city with a glorious past and ancient history lost its heritage and culture: the tomb of the Prophet Jonah, the minaret of Al-Hadba which is older than Iraq itself. It is great that we were able to save a part of this heritage.

  2. Sheikh Ashraf Saad:

    But we can't exonerate the West for its insulting of the prophet. I'm not justifying what happened, but these are causes, just as we condemn extremists, we must also condemn these freedoms that have reached the point of insulting the prophet.

  3. Saadi:

    From the Gulistan Be not over much angry with thy slave; Treat him not unjustly, and pain not his feelings. True, thou mayst have bought him for ten direms; But 'twas not by thy power that he was created. There is a tradition of the Prophet--peace be upon him!--that on the day of the resurrection the greatest grief will be when the pious slave is carried to Paradise, and his worthless master is borne away to Hell.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    The majority of Muslims in every Muslim country, except a few- counted Muslims, neither understand the Quran nor follow that. However, they feel proud to be a Muslim, despite the killing, lying, cheating, abusing, cruelty, distinctions, injustice, inequality, and conspiracies against each other, they stay sacred than other nations. Factually, such deeds contradict and vitiate the real Islam of the final prophet Muhammad that should be.

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    I am sure that Pakistani secret agencies are and were aware of the activities of the Qadiyaanies against Pakistan and Islam from around the world, especially from London, Germany, and other European countries. If not, then they should know that leaders of the Qadiyaani religious groups are following Jews lines and Indian Raw style to buy print and electronic media sources and business resources, to dominate the Muslim majority, and destruction of Pakistan and spread their so-called a person, self-claimed prophet's teachings, but in the real British agent Mirza Qadiyani who died in the toilet. The Qadiyani groups are busy and entered the print, electronic and social media, and different institutions to perform dirty role against Islam and Pakistan. I am pretty sure and believe that their end is very near.

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