Prophet meaning

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A predictor; a soothsayer.
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Muhammad. Used with the.
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The definition of a prophet is someone who teaches or spreads the word of God, or is someone who claims to make predictions about what will happen in the future.

An example of a prophet was Moses, who heard God deliver the Ten Commandments.

An example of a prophet is someone who predicts what will happen twenty years from now.

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A person who speaks for God or a god, or as though under divine or paranormal guidance.
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A religious teacher or leader regarded as, or claiming to be, divinely inspired.
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A spokesman for some cause, group, movement, etc.
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A person who predicts future events in any way.
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Someone who speaks by divine inspiration.

Muslims believe that Muhammad was the final prophet sent to mankind.

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The chief spokesperson of a movement or cause.
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Muhammad (used with The)
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Someone who predicts the future; a soothsayer.
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Any of the prophets mentioned in the Bible, especially an author of one of the Prophets.
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A person gifted with profound moral insight and exceptional powers of expression.
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the Prophet
  • Among Muslims, Muhammad.
  • Among Mormons, Joseph Smith.
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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.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

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