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Definition of "prophecy" []

  • An inspired utterance of a prophet, viewed as a revelation of divine will. (noun)
  • A prediction of the future, made under divine inspiration. (noun)
  • Such an inspired message or prediction transmitted orally or in writing. (noun)
  • The vocation or condition of a prophet. (noun)
  • A prediction. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "prophecy" in a sentence
  • "I also avoid the term prophecy, which is often used to describe a claim to be able to see the future."
  • "Indeed, the drift in the meaning of the word prophecy from "preaching" to "prediction" is one way that our understanding of sacred texts in the world has become muddled."
  • "It has never failed to be foretold in prophecy from the beginning of the human race, and we now see the prophecy being fulfilled in all that happens (652)."