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PROPHECY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does prophecy mean? 

PROPHECY (noun)
  The noun PROPHECY has 2 senses:

1. knowledge of the future (usually said to be obtained from a divine source)
2. a prediction uttered under divine inspiration

  Familiarity information: PROPHECY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROPHECY (noun)


Sense 1prophecy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Knowledge of the future (usually said to be obtained from a divine source)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

prophecy; vaticination; prognostication

Hypernyms ("prophecy" is a kind of...):

anticipation; prediction; prevision (the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "prophecy"):

crystal gazing (staring into a crystal ball to arouse visions of future or distant events)

divination; foretelling; fortune telling; soothsaying (the art or gift of prophecy (or the pretense of prophecy) by supernatural means)


Sense 2prophecy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A prediction uttered under divine inspiration

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

divination; prophecy

Hypernyms ("prophecy" is a kind of...):

forecasting; foretelling; prediction; prognostication (a statement made about the future)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "prophecy"):

oracle (a prophecy (usually obscure or allegorical) revealed by a priest or priestess; believed to be infallible)


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