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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, belonging to, or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy: prophetic books.
  • adj. Foretelling events as if by divine inspiration: casual words that proved prophetic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. of, or relating to a prophecy or a prophet
  • adj. predicted, as by a prophecy

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Containing, or pertaining to, prophecy; foretelling events; ; -- used with of before the thing foretold.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining or relating to a prophet or to prophecy; having the character of prophecy; containing prophecy: as, prophetic writings.
  • Presageful; predictive: with of before the thing foretold.
  • Anticipative; having or tending to a presentiment or an intuitive discernment of the future.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. foretelling events as if by supernatural intervention

Etymologies

Latin propheticus, Ancient Greek προφητικός (prophētikos): compare French prophétique. (Wiktionary)

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