Prophesy Proph"e*sy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Prophesied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Prophesying}.] [See {Prophecy}.] 1. To foretell; to predict; to prognosticate. [1913 Webster]

He doth not prophesy good concerning me. --1 Kings xxii. 8. [1913 Webster]

Then I perceive that will be verified Henry the Fifth did sometime prophesy. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To foreshow; to herald; to prefigure. [1913 Webster]

Methought thy very gait did prophesy A royal nobleness; I must embrace thee. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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