Meaning of “prophet” in the English Dictionary


"prophet" in English

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prophetnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈprɒf.ɪt/ us /ˈprɑː.fɪt/

a person who is believed to have a special power that allows them to say what a god wishes to tell people, especially about things that will happen in the future:

an Old Testament prophet
Let us hear the words of the prophet Isaiah on the coming of the Prince of Peace.

a person who supports a new system of beliefs and principles:

Rousseau, that great prophet of the modern age
the Prophet

Mohammed, the man who made Islam known to the world through the Koran


(Definition of “prophet” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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prophetnoun [ C ]

us /ˈprɑf·ɪt/

a person who speaks for God or a god, or a person who tells what will happen in the future

(Definition of “prophet” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)