Definition of prophecy in English:

prophecy

Line breaks: proph|ecy
Pronunciation: /ˈprɒfɪsi
 
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noun (plural prophecies)

1A prediction of what will happen in the future: a bleak prophecy of war and ruin
More example sentences
  • Who's making bold prophecies for the future of online retail?
  • It tells her prophecies and predictions, and sometimes she can speak to the deceased with it.
  • This was predicted in many prophecies, old and recent, throughout the world.
Synonyms
1.1 [mass noun] The faculty or practice of prophesying: the gift of prophecy
More example sentences
  • Humans do not have the gift of prophecy, nor do we always have the most accurate knowledge.
  • There was an explosion of oral communication in story, preaching, teaching, worship, prophecy, and so on.
  • His views on the nature of prophecy were unpopular among religious scholars.
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Origin

Middle English: from Old French profecie, via late Latin from Greek prophēteia, from prophētēs (see prophet).

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