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


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