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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. knowledge of the future (usually said to be obtained from a divine source);
[syn: prophecy, prognostication, vaticination]

2. a prediction uttered under divine inspiration;
[syn: prophecy, divination]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Prophecy \Proph"e*cy\, n.; pl. Prophecies, [OE. prophecie, OF. profecie, F. proph['e]tie, L. prophetia, fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to be an interpreter of the gods, to prophesy, fr. ? prophet. See Prophet.] 1. A declaration of something to come; a foretelling; a prediction; esp., an inspired foretelling. [1913 Webster] He hearkens after prophecies and dreams. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Prophecy came not in old time by the will of man. --2. Pet. i. 21. [1913 Webster] 2. (Script.) A book of prophecies; a history; as, the prophecy of Ahijah. --2 Chron. ix. 29. [1913 Webster] 3. Public interpretation of Scripture; preaching; exhortation or instruction. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

80 Moby Thesaurus words for "prophecy": actuarial prediction, afflatus, aftertime, afteryears, apocalypse, augury, by-and-by, cast, course ahead, crystal ball, determinism, direct communication, distant future, divination, divine inspiration, divine revelation, epiphany, eventuality, expectation, foreboding, forecast, forecasting, foreshowing, foresight, foretelling, forward look, future, future tense, futurism, futurity, guesswork, hereafter, immediate future, immediate prospect, imminence, improbability, inspiration, mystical experience, mysticism, near future, offing, omen, oracle, outlook, posteriority, prediction, prefiguration, prefigurement, prefiguring, presage, presaging, presentiment, preshowing, presignifying, prognosis, prognostication, project, promise, prophesying, prospect, prospectus, revelation, soothsay, soothsaying, speculation, statistical prediction, the future, the morrow, the sweet by-and-by, theophania, theophany, theopneustia, theopneusty, time ahead, time just ahead, time to come, tomorrow, vaticination, vision, weird




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