noun proph·et \ˈprä-fət\

: 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

Full Definition of PROPHET

:  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>
:  one gifted with more than ordinary spiritual and moral insight; especially :  an inspired poet
:  one who foretells future events :  predictor
:  an effective or leading spokesman for a cause, doctrine, or group
Christian Science
a :  a spiritual seer
b :  disappearance of material sense before the conscious facts of spiritual Truth
proph·et·hood \-ˌhd\ noun

Examples of PROPHET

  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 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

PROPHETHOOD Defined for Kids


noun proph·et \ˈprä-fət\

Definition of PROPHET for Kids

:  someone who declares publicly a message that he or she believes has come from God or a god
:  a person who predicts the future


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