noun, plural proph·e·cies.
- property rights,
- property tax,
Origin of prophecy
Examples from the Web for prophecy
“Instead of me fulfilling my prophecy,” he said, “I have to start one,” and that was a lot of pressure.
His prophecy kicked off a vertiginous frenzy of doomsaying, and he was thrown in jail by fearful Bolognese officials.
NB: Prophecy is the key source of mystery and danger in our books.Historical Fiction: A Conversation Between Bruce Holsinger and Nancy Bilyeau|Nancy Bilyeau, Bruce Holsinger|March 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These Christians see the Syrian crisis as the fulfillment of Biblical prophecy.Sorry, Evangelicals, Syria Will Not Spur the Second Coming|Candida Moss|September 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And nothing short of a sustained campaign that Washington has no stomach for can prevent this prophecy from materializing.
It was a hope which came from something one of the great poets of the past had said, in prophecy.How to Tell Stories to Children|Sara Cone Bryant
For four innings it looked as though his prophecy would be fulfilled.Baseball Joe in the World Series|Lester Chadwick
The prophecy of extirpation had been passed, but the cruel agent of its accomplishment was not thereby condoned.The Expositor's Bible: The First Book of Kings|F. W. Farrar
Some women's faces are in their brightness a prophecy, and some in their sadness a history.Oriental Women|Edward Bagby Pollard
At your birth there was a prophecy which declared that if ever you left this village you would have to marry a woman with horns.Mighty Mikko|Parker Fillmore
noun plural -cies
- a message of divine truth revealing God's will
- the act of uttering such a message
Word Origin for prophecy
c.1200, prophecie, prophesie, "function of a prophet," from Old French profecie (12c. Modern French prophétie) and directly from Late Latin prophetia (source also of Spanish profecia, Italian profezia), from Greek propheteia "gift of interpreting the will of the gods," from prophetes (see prophet). Meaning "thing spoken or written by a prophet" is from c.1300.