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prophecy

noun proph·e·cy \ˈprä-fə-sē\

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. 1 :  an inspired utterance of a prophet

  2. 2 :  the function or vocation of a prophet; specifically :  the inspired declaration of divine will and purpose

  3. 3 :  a prediction of something to come

Examples of prophecy

  1. The prophecies of the author have all come true.

  2. She has the gift of prophecy.



Variants of prophecy

also proph·e·sy play \ˈprä-fə-sē\

Origin of prophecy

Middle English prophecie, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin prophetia, from Greek prophēteia, from prophētēs prophet


First Known Use: 13th century


PROPHECY Defined for Kids

prophecy

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noun proph·e·cy \ˈprä-fə-sē\

Definition of prophecy

plural proph·e·cies

  1. 1 :  something foretold :  prediction

  2. 2 :  the ability to predict what will happen in the future





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