Definitions of prophet

  1. someone who speaks by divine inspiration; someone who is an interpreter of the will of God Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. One inspired or instructed by God to speak in his name, or announce future events, as, Moses, Elijah, etc. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. An interpreter; a spokesman. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. One inspired by God to teach his will to men and to announce future events; one who predicts. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. One who proclaims or interprets the will of God: one who announces things to come: one who predicts or foretells events: (B.) one inspired by God to teach:-pl. the writings of the prophets:-fem. PROPHETESS. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. One who prophesies. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. One who delivers divine messages or foretells the future. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. One who foretells future events, specially one inspired by God to do so; an inspired teacher of the Divine will; an interpreter. The school of the prophets, an institution among the Jews for the education of public teachers. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. One who foretells future events; one inspired by God to reveal things that are to come; an interpreter of Scripture. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for prophet

  1. " Oh," said Maggie, whispering because the shop was so large and the prophet so indifferent, " don't you think you'd better choose?" – The Captives by Hugh Walpole
  2. We were anxious to proceed along the Hadhramout valley and to reach the tomb of the prophet Houd. – Southern Arabia by Theodore Bent Mabel Bent