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Meaning of prophet by Wiktionary Dictionary


    Proper noun

    Prophet ( plural: Prophets )

    1. any of the prophets mentioned in the Bible, especially an author of one of the Prophets
    2. Jesus
    3. Muhammad ( used with The )

Explanation of prophet by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. an authoritative person who divines the future

    2. someone who speaks by divine inspiration

    Definition of prophet by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Prophet n. [F. prophète, 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. ( Zool. ) 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.