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prophecy

a prediction; the inspired utterance of a prophet: His prophecy was that the world would come to an end soon.
Not to be confused with:
prophesy – to speak as a prophet; to foretell future events: He will prophesy the next world war.
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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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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
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prophecy

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

prophecy

[ˈprɒfɪsɪ] Nprofecía f
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prophecy

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

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

[ˈprɒfɪsɪ] nprofezia
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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.
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