from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person who speaks by divine inspiration or as the interpreter through whom the will of a god is expressed.
- n. A person gifted with profound moral insight and exceptional powers of expression.
- n. A predictor; a soothsayer.
- n. The chief spokesperson of a movement or cause.
- n. The second of the three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures, comprising the books of Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and the Twelve. Used with the. See Table at Bible.
- n. One of the prophets mentioned in the Bible, especially one believed to be the author of one of these books. Used with the.
- n. Islam Muhammad. Used with the.
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- n. Someone who speaks by divine inspiration.
- n. Someone who predicts the future; a soothsayer.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who prophesies, or foretells events; a predicter; a foreteller.
- n. One inspired or instructed by God to speak in his name, or announce future events
- n. An interpreter; a spokesman.
- n. A mantis.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who speaks by a divine inspiration as the interpreter through whom a divinity declares himself.
- n. One who foretells future events; a predicter; a foreteller; especially, a person inspired to announce future events.
- n. An orthopterous insect of the family Mantidæ.
- n. Synonyms Prophet, Seer, Soothsayer. A prophet is properly one who discloses or speaks forth to others the will of God; a seer is one who has himself learned God's will by a vision. Both titles were applied in the Old Testament to the same class of men, but at different times. The extra-Biblical uses of the words correspond to the Biblical. The word prophet is sometimes used in the Bible of a candidate for the prophetic office, or of an inspired preacher or interpreter. Soothsayer, as used in the Bible, implies imposture, and in other literature its standing is little better.
- To prophesy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who speaks by divine inspiration; someone who is an interpreter of the will of God
- n. an authoritative person who divines the future
Here there is no direct predication concerning Joe Smith, but only a predication of one of the alternatives conditionally on the other being denied, as, _If Joe Smith was not a prophet he was an impostor_; or, _If he was not an impostor, he was a prophet_.
Indeed, the term prophet is regularly used even in modern times for people like Martin Luther King Jr., and it is in this overall sense that I use the word.
Though the meaning of the term prophet is here indeterminate, Miriam is the first woman ever to bear it.
The term prophet has survived in literature to be applied to men like Carlyle: fiery spiritual leaders who speak with little pretence of revealing to-morrow.
The term prophet can be interpreted in two ways: God's way and Lusiper's way.
Founder Joseph Smith took the title "prophet" and claimed divine messages, but also urged members to think for themselves and to ask God directly about the truth of various pronouncements.
Eliseus the prophet is a principal figure in the Carmelite Order as he was the first disciple of the prophet Elias, the reputed founder of the Order.
To those who made such a profession the prophet is here ordered to address himself, for their conviction and humiliation, that they might own God's justice in what he had brought upon them.
Now this passage in the prophet is a representation of the great contempt of
Josiah -- Jehoahaz, Jehoiakim, Jeconiah, and Zedekiah, in whom that illustrious line of kings was cut off, which the prophet is here ordered to lament, ver.