noun \ˈprä-fə-sē\

: a statement that something will happen in the future

: the power or ability to know what will happen in the future

plural proph·e·cies also proph·e·sies

Full Definition of PROPHECY

:  an inspired utterance of a prophet
:  the function or vocation of a prophet; specifically :  the inspired declaration of divine will and purpose
:  a prediction of something to come

Variants of PROPHECY

proph·e·cy also proph·e·sy \ˈprä-fə-sē\

Examples of PROPHECY

  1. The prophecies of the author have all come true.
  2. She has the gift 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


Next Word in the Dictionary: prophesize
Previous Word in the Dictionary: prophase
All Words Near: prophecy

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up prophecy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More