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prophet

proph·et

prophet

 
pronunciation:
pra fiht
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one who predicts the future, esp. one considered to be speaking under divine inspiration and revealing divine will.
synonyms:
oracle, seer
similar words:
augur, Cassandra, clairvoyant, crystal gazer, forecaster, fortuneteller, haruspex, palmist, prognosticator, prophetess, sibyl, soothsayer, visionary
definition 2: in the Old Testament, one chosen by God as a messenger and guide to the ancient Hebrews.
similar words:
guide, messenger
definition 3: in the early Christian church, one who was divinely inspired to make revelations and predictions.
definition 4: (cap.) Muhammad, founder of the Muslim religion (prec. by the).
synonyms:
Muhammad
definition 5: a teacher, leader, or spokesman of a movement or cause, esp. a religious one, who is believed to be the recipient of some special inspiration or revelation.
similar words:
preacher, priest, priestess, prophetess, spokesman, spokeswoman
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Homophone Note
The words prophet and profit (money or benefit) sound alike but have different meanings.
Word History
Prophet comes from an ancient Greek word that means "interpreter" or "one who speaks for the gods."
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