Meaning of “prophet” in the English Dictionary

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"prophet" in British 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

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(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)