prophecy

  • 21Prophecy —    Or prediction, was one of the functions of the prophet. It has been defined as a miracle of knowledge, a declaration or description or representation of something future, beyond the power of human sagacity to foresee, discern, or conjecture.… …

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • 22prophecy — also prophesy AmE noun plural prophecies 1 (C) a statement that something will happen in the future, especially one made by someone with religious or magic powers (+ that): The prophecy that David would become king was fulfilled. 2 (U) the making …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 23prophecy — noun 1) her prophecy is coming true Syn: prediction, forecast, prognostication, prognosis, divination, augury 2) the gift of prophecy Syn: divination, fortune telling, crystal gazing, prediction, second sight …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 24prophecy — n. (pl. ies) 1 a a prophetic utterance, esp. Biblical. b a prediction of future events (a prophecy of massive inflation). 2 the faculty, function, or practice of prophesying (the gift of prophecy). Etymology: ME f. OF profecie f. LL prophetia f.… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 25prophecy — See prophecy, prophesy …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 26PROPHECY —    properly not a forecasting of particular events and the succession of them, but so far as it refers to the future at all is an insight into the course of things in the time to come from insight into the course of them in days gone by or now,… …

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • 27prophecy —  , prophesy  The first is the noun; the second the verb. Thus: I prophesy war; that is my prophecy …

    Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • 28PROPHECY —    the act of REVELATION whereby a PROPHET gives an inspired message from GOD or the GODS. Usually prophecy is associated with foretelling the future but it can also include messages of inspiration or admonishment which reveal the will of God… …

    Concise dictionary of Religion

  • 29prophecy —    This word (from the Greek prophēteia, meaning the gift of interpreting the divine will ) refers to the messages communicated by prophets on behalf of God. A prophecy is usually a message of divine direction or consolation for the prophet s own …

    Glossary of theological terms

  • 30prophecy — also prophesy noun (plural cies; also sies) Etymology: Middle English prophecie, from Anglo French, from Late Latin prophetia, from Greek prophēteia, from prophētēs prophet Date: 13th century 1. an inspired utterance of a prophet 2. the function… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 31prophecy — noun /ˈpɹɒf.ə.si/ A prediction, especially one made by a prophet or under divine inspiration. See Also: prophesy, prophet, prophetic …

    Wiktionary

  • 32prophecy — Synonyms and related words: actuarial prediction, afflatus, aftertime, afteryears, apocalypse, augury, by and by, cast, course ahead, crystal ball, determinism, direct communication, distant future, divination, divine inspiration, divine… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 33prophecy — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. prediction, prognosis, forecast, augury, divination. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. prediction, prognostication, prescience, augury; see divination . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. prediction, foretelling …

    English dictionary for students

  • 34prophecy — sb. RG. 132 …

    Oldest English Words

  • 35prophecy — proph·e·cy || prÉ‘fɪsɪ / prÉ’ n. prediction, forecast …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 36Prophecy —    The speaking of God’s word through the agency of the Holy Spirit …

    Who’s Who in Christianity

  • 37prophecy — [ prɒfɪsi] noun (plural prophecies) a prediction. ↘the faculty or practice of prophesying. Origin ME: from OFr. profecie, via late L. from Gk prophēteia, from prophētēs (see prophet) …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 38prophecy — n. 1. Prediction, prognostication, vaticination, foretelling, divination, augury, portent. 2. Preaching, exhortation, instruction …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 39prophecy — n 1. prognostication, foretelling, prediction; foresight, precognition, foreknowledge, prescience, prevision, presentiment, second sight, clairvoyance. 2. fortunetelling, augury, divination; palmistry, palm reading, crystal gazing; horoscopy,… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 40prophecy — proph·e·cy …

    English syllables