Simple Definition of prophecy
: a statement that something will happen in the future
: the power or ability to know what will happen in the future
Full Definition of prophecy
plural proph·e·cies also proph·e·sies
1 : an inspired utterance of a prophet
2 : the function or vocation of a prophet; specifically : the inspired declaration of divine will and purpose
3 : a prediction of something to come
Examples of prophecy
The prophecies of the author have all come true.
She has the gift of prophecy.
Variants of prophecy
Origin of prophecy
Middle English prophecie, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin prophetia, from Greek prophēteia, from prophētēs prophet
First Known Use: 13th century
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