prophet: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (prof'it), [key]
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
- a person who speaks for God or a deity, or by divine inspiration.
- (in the Old Testament) Moses was the greatest of Old Testament prophets.
- a person chosen to speak for God and to guide the people of Israel:Moses was the greatest of Old Testament prophets.
- (often cap.) one of the Major or Minor Prophets.
- one of a band of ecstatic visionaries claiming divine inspiration and, according to popular belief, possessing magical powers.
- a person who practices divination.
- one of a class of persons in the early church, next in order after the apostles, recognized as inspired to utter special revelations and predictions. 1 Cor. 12:28.
- Muhammad, the founder of Islam.
- a person regarded as, or claiming to be, an inspired teacher or leader.
- a person who foretells or predicts what is to come: a weather prophet; prophets of doom.
- a spokesperson of some doctrine, cause, or movement.