adjective pro·phet·ic \prə-ˈfe-tik\

: correctly stating what will happen in the future

: of or relating to a prophet or to prophecy

Full Definition of PROPHETIC

:  of, relating to, or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy
:  foretelling events :  predictive
pro·phet·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Variants of PROPHETIC

pro·phet·ic also pro·phet·i·cal \-ˈfe-ti-kəl\

Examples of PROPHETIC

  1. the prophetic books of the Old Testament
  2. <in retrospect, those lower-than-expected sales numbers were a prophetic indicator of the financial trouble the company would soon be in>

First Known Use of PROPHETIC

15th century
PROPHETICAL Defined for Kids


adjective pro·phet·ic \prə-ˈfe-tik\

Definition of PROPHETIC for Kids

:  of or relating to a prophet or prophecy
:  serving to foretell <His cough was prophetic of an early death. — Esther Forbes, Johnny Tremain>


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