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prophet

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noun proph·et \ˈprä-fət\

Simple Definition of prophet

  • : a member of some religions (such as Christianity, Judaism, and Islam) who delivers messages that are believed to have come from God

  • the Prophet —used as another name for Muhammad, the founder of Islam

  • the Prophets : the writers of the books of the Bible that describe what will happen in the future

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of prophet

  1. 1 :  one who utters divinely inspired revelations: as a often capitalized :  the writer of one of the prophetic books of the Bible b capitalized :  one regarded by a group of followers as the final authoritative revealer of God's will <Muhammad, the Prophet of Allah>

  2. 2 :  one gifted with more than ordinary spiritual and moral insight; especially :  an inspired poet

  3. 3 :  one who foretells future events :  predictor

  4. 4 :  an effective or leading spokesman for a cause, doctrine, or group

  5. 5 Christian Science a :  a spiritual seer b :  disappearance of material sense before the conscious facts of spiritual Truth

prophethood

play \-ˌhu̇d\ noun

Examples of prophet in a sentence

  1. the words of the prophet

  2. <an economist who is regarded by many as a reliable prophet of future developments in the global economy>



Origin and Etymology of prophet

Middle English prophete, from Anglo-French, from Latin propheta, from Greek prophētēs, from pro for + phanai to speak — more at for, ban


First Known Use: 12th century

Rhymes with prophet



PROPHET Defined for Kids

prophet

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noun proph·et \ˈprä-fət\

Definition of prophet for Students

  1. 1 :  someone who declares publicly a message that he or she believes has come from God or a god

  2. 2 :  a person who predicts the future





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