Prophetic

  • 1 Prophetic — Pro*phet ic, Prophetical Pro*phet ic*al, a. [L. propheticus, Gr. ?: cf. F. proph[ e]tique.] Containing, or pertaining to, prophecy; foretelling events; as, prophetic writings; prophetic dreams; used with of before the thing foretold. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 prophetic — [prə fet′ik, prōfet′ik] adj. [MFr prophetique < LL(Ec) propheticus < Gr prophētikos] 1. of, or having the powers of, a prophet 2. of, having the nature of, or containing a prophecy [a prophetic utterance] 3. that predicts or foreshadows:… …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 prophetic — I adjective alarming, augural, bodeful, clairvoyant, divinatory, divinus, farseeing, farsighted, fateful, fatidic, fatidical, fatidicus, fatiloquent, foreboding, forecasting, foreknowing, foreseeing, foresighted, foretelling, forewarning,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 prophetic — 1590s, from Fr. prophétique (15c.), from L.L. propheticus (c.200), from Gk. prophetikos pertaining to a prophet, from prophetes (see PROPHET (Cf. prophet)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 prophetic — [adj] telling of the future apocalyptic, augural, Delphian*, divinatory, fatidic, foreshadowing, mantic, occult, oracular, predictive, presaging, prescient, prognostic, prophetical, pythonic, sibylline, vaticinal, veiled; concept 267 …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 prophetic — ► ADJECTIVE 1) accurately predicting the future. 2) relating to or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy. DERIVATIVES prophetical adjective prophetically adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 prophetic — [[t]prəfe̱tɪk[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If something was prophetic, it described or suggested something that did actually happen later. This ominous warning soon proved prophetic... Friends recalled Elisabeth s prophetic words of several years ago. 2)… …

    English dictionary

  • 8 prophetic — propheticality, propheticalness, n. prophetically, adv. /preuh fet ik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to a prophet: prophetic inspiration. 2. of the nature of or containing prophecy: prophetic writings. 3. having the function or powers of a prophet,… …

    Universalium

  • 9 prophetic — adj. VERBS ▪ be, prove, seem ▪ His warnings about the trip proved prophetic. ADVERB ▪ almost ▪ eerily …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 10 prophetic — pro|phet|ic [prəˈfetık] adj correctly saying what will happen in the future ▪ It turned out to be a prophetic piece of journalism. ▪ Lundgren s warnings proved prophetic . >prophetically [ kli] adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 prophetic — pro|phet|ic [ prə fetık ] or pro|phet|i|cal [ prə fetıkl ] adjective 1. ) describing something that will happen in the future: His words proved oddly prophetic. 2. ) relating to or like a PROPHET: prophetic powers ╾ pro|phet|i|cal|ly [ prə… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 prophetic — UK [prəˈfetɪk] / US adjective 1) describing something that will happen in the future His words proved oddly prophetic. 2) relating to or like a prophet prophetic powers Derived word: prophetically UK [prəˈfetɪklɪ] / US adverb …

    English dictionary

  • 13 prophetic — pro•phet•ic [[t]prəˈfɛt ɪk[/t]] also pro•phet′i•cal adj. 1) of or pertaining to a prophet 2) of the nature of or containing prophecy: prophetic writings[/ex] 3) having the function or powers of a prophet, as a person 4) predictive; ominous:… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 14 prophetic — /prəˈfɛtɪk/ (say pruh fetik) adjective 1. of or relating to a prophet: prophetic inspiration. 2. of the nature of or containing prophecy: prophetic writings. 3. having the function or powers of a prophet, as a person. 4. predictive; portentous;… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 15 prophetic — adjective correctly saying what will happen in the future: Nick s remark proved prophetic two months later. prophetically / kli/ adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 prophetic — adjective his words proved prophetic within a week he was dead Syn: prescient, predictive, far seeing, prognostic, divinatory, sibylline, apocalyptic; rare vatic …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 17 prophetic — also prophetical adjective Date: 15th century 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy 2. foretelling events ; predictive • prophetically adverb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 prophetic — adjective a) of, or relating to a prophecy or a prophet b) predicted, as by a prophecy …

    Wiktionary

  • 19 prophetic — Synonyms and related words: Biblical, Gospel, Mosaic, New Testament, Old Testament, apocalyptic, apostolic, augural, auguring, canonical, divinatory, evangelic, evangelistic, fatidic, forecasting, foreseeing, foretelling, forewarning,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 prophetic — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. predictive, foreshadowing, portentous; see oracular 2 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. predictive, oracular, foretelling, mantic, premonitory, augural, prognostic, prescient, portentious, ominous. III (Roget s… …

    English dictionary for students