prophecy - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [countable] a statement about a future event made by someone with religious or magic powers

    a Biblical prophecy

    Merlin’s prophecies

    1. a.
      [countable] a statement made by someone about something that they believe will happen

      His prophecy that she would one day be a star came true.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] the ability to see what will happen in the future

    the gift of prophecy