KJV Dictionary Definition: prophet


PROPH'ET, n. L. propheta.

1. One that foretells future events; a predicter; a foreteller.

2. In Scripture, a person illuminated, inspired or instructed by God to announce future events; as Moses, Elijah, David, Isaiah, &c.

3. An interpreter; one that explains or communicates sentiments. Ex.7.

4. One who pretends to foretell; an imposter; as a false prophet. Acts 13.

of the prophets, among the Israelites, a school or college in which young men were educated and qualified for public teachers. These students were called sons of the prophets.


PROPHET'ICAL, a. Containing prophecy; foretelling future events; as prophetic writings.

1. Unfolding future events; as prophetic dreams.

It has of before the thing foretold.

And fears are oft prophetic of th' event.


PROPHET'ICALLY, adv. By way of prediction; in the manner of prophecy.


PROPH'ETIZE, v.i. To give prediction. Not used