Definitions for: Prophet


[n] an authoritative person who divines the future
[n] someone who speaks by divine inspiration; someone who is an interpreter of the will of God



Webster (1913) Definition: Proph"et, n. [F. proph[`e]te, L. propheta, fr. Gr. ?,
literally, one who speaks for another, especially, one who
speaks for a god an interprets his will to man, fr. ? to say
beforehand; ? for, before + ? to say or speak. See Fame. ]
1. One who prophesies, or foretells events; a predicter; a
foreteller.

2. One inspired or instructed by God to speak in his name, or
announce future events, as, Moses, Elijah, etc.

3. An interpreter; a spokesman. [R.] --Ex. vii. 1.

4. (Zo["o]l.) A mantis.

School of the prophets (Anc. Jewish Hist.), a school or
college in which young men were educated and trained for
public teachers or members of the prophetic order. These
students were called sons of the prophets.

Synonyms: oracle, seer, vaticinator

See Also: augur, auspex, Christ, Daniel, Deliverer, diviner, Elijah, Good Shepherd, Hosea, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Jesus, Jesus Christ, Jesus of Nazareth, Jonah, Mahomet, Mahound, Mohammed, Mormon, Moses, Muhammad, prophetess, Redeemer, religionist, religious person, Samuel, Savior, Saviour, sibyl, Zarathustra, Zoroaster

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