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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


  1. prophet(Noun)

    Someone who speaks by divine inspiration.

  2. prophet(Noun)

    Someone who predicts the future; a soothsayer.

  3. Prophet(ProperNoun)

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

  4. Prophet(ProperNoun)


  5. Prophet(ProperNoun)

    Muhammad (used with The)

  6. Origin: 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

  2. Prophet(noun)

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

  3. Prophet(noun)

    an interpreter; a spokesman

  4. Prophet(noun)

    a mantis

  5. Origin: [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. Friedrich von Schlegel:

    The historian is a prophet in reverse.

  2. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    Fear is the greatest false prophet you will ever meet.

  3. Isaac Bashevis Singer:

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

  4. The Guardian:

    I am a follower of the prophet Muhammad peace be upon him I also love and respect Jesus Christ.

  5. Sheikh Hareth al-Nadhari:

    Soldiers who love God and his prophet and who are in love with martyrdom for the sake of God had come to you.

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