Prophet Definition

prŏfĭt
prophets
noun
prophets
A person who speaks for God or a god, or as though under divine or paranormal guidance.
Webster's New World
A religious teacher or leader regarded as, or claiming to be, divinely inspired.
Webster's New World
A person gifted with profound moral insight and exceptional powers of expression.
American Heritage
A spokesman for some cause, group, movement, etc.
Webster's New World
A person who predicts future events in any way.
Webster's New World
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pronoun

Muhammad (used with The)

Wiktionary

Any of the prophets mentioned in the Bible, especially an author of one of the Prophets.

Wiktionary
Wiktionary
idiom
the Prophet
  • among Muslims, Muhammad
  • among Mormons, Joseph Smith
Webster's New World
the Prophets
  • one of the three major divisions of the Jewish Holy Scriptures, following the Pentateuch and preceding the Hagiographa
  • the authors or subjects of the prophetic books in this division, including Amos, Hosea, Isaiah, Micah, Jeremiah, etc.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Prophet

Noun

Singular:
prophet
Plural:
prophets

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Prophet

  • the Prophet
  • the Prophets

Origin of Prophet

  • Middle English prophete from Old French from Latin prophēta from Greek prophētēs pro- forth pro–2 -phētēs speaker (from phanai to speak bhā-2 in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old English propheta, from Latin propheta (later reinforced in English by Anglo-Norman prophete), from Ancient Greek προφήτης (prophÄ“tÄ“s, “one who speaks for a god"), from πρό (pro, “before") + φημί (phÄ“mi, “I tell").

    From Wiktionary

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