prophecy


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proph·e·cy

 (prŏf′ĭ-sē)
n. pl. proph·e·cies (-sēz)
1.
a. An inspired utterance of a prophet, viewed as a revelation of divine will.
b. A prediction of the future, made under divine inspiration.
c. Such an inspired message or prediction transmitted orally or in writing.
2. The vocation or condition of a prophet.
3. A prediction.

[Middle English prophecie, from Old French, from Latin prophētīa, from Greek prophēteia, from prophētēs, prophet; see prophet.]

prophecy

(ˈprɒfɪsɪ)
n, pl -cies
1. (Theology)
a. a message of divine truth revealing God's will
b. the act of uttering such a message
2. a prediction or guess
3. (Theology) the function, activity, or charismatic endowment of a prophet or prophets
[C13: ultimately from Greek prophētēs prophet]

proph•e•cy

(ˈprɒf ə si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. the foretelling or prediction of what is to come.
2. something that is declared by a prophet, esp. a divinely inspired prediction, instruction, or exhortation.
3. any prediction or forecast.
4. the action, function, or faculty of a prophet.
[1175–1225; Middle English prophecie < Old French < Late Latin prophētīa < Greek prophēteía. See prophet, -y3]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prophecy - knowledge of the future (usually said to be obtained from a divine source)prophecy - knowledge of the future (usually said to be obtained from a divine source)
prediction, anticipation, prevision - the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future)
crystal gazing - staring into a crystal ball to arouse visions of future or distant events
fortune telling, soothsaying, foretelling, divination - the art or gift of prophecy (or the pretense of prophecy) by supernatural means
2.prophecy - a prediction uttered under divine inspiration
forecasting, foretelling, prediction, prognostication - a statement made about the future
oracle - a prophecy (usually obscure or allegorical) revealed by a priest or priestess; believed to be infallible

prophecy

noun
1. prediction, forecast, revelation, prognosis, foretelling, prognostication, augury, sortilege, vaticination (rare) Nostradamus's prophecy of the end of the world
2. second sight, divination, augury, telling the future, soothsaying a child born with the gift of prophecy

prophecy

noun
Something that is foretold by or as if by supernatural means:
Translations
تَكَهُّننُبوءَه
proroctvíprorocký duch
forudsigelseprofetispådom
proročanstvoproroštvo
jóslatprófécia
spáspádómur
pranašautojaspranašavimaspranašiškaipranašiškas
pareģojumspareģošanas spējas
prorocký duchproroctvo
prerokba
gaipten haber vermekehanettahmin

prophecy

[ˈprɒfɪsɪ] Nprofecía f

prophecy

[ˈprɒfɪsi] nprophétie f
to fulfil a prophecy → réaliser une prophétie

prophecy

nProphezeiung f; one skilled in the prophecy of the futurejemand, der zukünftige Ereignisse vorhersagen kann or der die Gabe der Prophetie hat

prophecy

[ˈprɒfɪsɪ] nprofezia

prophecy

(ˈprofəsi) plural ˈprophecies noun
1. the power of foretelling the future.
2. something that is foretold. He made many prophecies about the future.
ˈprophesy (-sai) verb
to foretell. He prophesied (that there would be) another war.
ˈprophet (-fit) feminine ˈprophetess noun
1. a person who (believes that he) is able to foretell the future.
2. a person who tells people what God wants, intends etc. the prophet Isaiah.
proˈphetic (-ˈfe-) adjective
proˈphetically adverb

prophecy is a noun: Her prophecy (not prophesy) came true.
prophesy is a verb: to prophesy (not prophecy) the future.
References in classic literature ?
The stranger began to babble and made a prophecy concerning the child that lay in the arms of the agnostic.
At the moment of execution--with the halter about his neck, and while Colonel Pyncheon sat on horseback, grimly gazing at the scene Maule had addressed him from the scaffold, and uttered a prophecy, of which history, as well as fireside tradition, has preserved the very words.
His form grew emaciated; his voice, though still rich and sweet, had a certain melancholy prophecy of decay in it; he was often observed, on any slight alarm or other sudden accident, to put his hand over his heart with first a flush and then a paleness, indicative of pain.
And nothing about his losing his leg last voyage, according to the prophecy.
This terrible event clothed the archangel with added influence; because his credulous disciples believed that he had specifically fore-announced it, instead of only making a general prophecy, which any one might have done, and so have chanced to hit one of many marks in the wide margin allowed.
Now, then," I continued, "I COULD work both kinds of prophecy -- the long and the short -- if I chose to take the trouble to keep in practice; but I seldom exercise any but the long kind, because the other is beneath my dignity.
Then quite a group of boys and girls -- playmates of Tom's and Joe's -- came by, and stood looking over the paling fence and talking in reverent tones of how Tom did so-and-so the last time they saw him, and how Joe said this and that small trifle (pregnant with awful prophecy, as they could easily see now
The neighborhood extracted considerable eager conversation from it; argument, rebuttal, suspicion, certainty, retrospect, and prophecy.
Whether this prophecy is ever fulfilled or not, it is nevertheless plain that a very different-looking class of people are springing up at the south, and are now held in slavery, from those originally brought to this country from Africa; and if their increase do no other good, it will do away the force of the argument, that God cursed Ham, and therefore American slavery is right.
A pleasant suggestion - and then, if the surly old man come in, he may believe his prophecy verified - we cannot be damper, or colder, in the rain than we are here.
The last words I heard him speak were words of prophecy also, and I think that they will come true.
For a moment I thought that he was an apparition of prophecy charged to announce the maiden of the Lord for whom I was seeking.