Prophecy Proph"e*cy, n.; pl. {Prophecies}, [OE. prophecie, OF. profecie, F. proph['e]tie, L. prophetia, fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to be an interpreter of the gods, to prophesy, fr. ? prophet. See {Prophet}.] 1. A declaration of something to come; a foretelling; a prediction; esp., an inspired foretelling. [1913 Webster]

He hearkens after prophecies and dreams. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Prophecy came not in old time by the will of man. --2. Pet. i. 21. [1913 Webster]

2. (Script.) A book of prophecies; a history; as, the prophecy of Ahijah. --2 Chron. ix. 29. [1913 Webster]

3. Public interpretation of Scripture; preaching; exhortation or instruction. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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