Definition of prophecy
1 : an inspired utterance of a prophet
2 : the function or vocation of a prophet; specifically : the inspired declaration of divine will and purpose
3 : a prediction of something to come
Examples of prophecy in a sentence
The prophecies of the author have all come true.
She has the gift of prophecy.
Origin and Etymology of prophecy
Middle English prophecie, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin prophetia, from Greek prophēteia, from prophētēs prophet
First Known Use: 13th century
PROPHECY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of prophecy for English Language Learners
: a statement that something will happen in the future
: the power or ability to know what will happen in the future
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