Prophesy

Definition of Prophesy

Proph´e`sy
v. t.1.To foretell; to predict; to prognosticate.
[imp. & p. p. Prophesied ; p. pr. & vb. n. Prophesying .]
He doth not prophesy good concerning me.
Then I perceive that will be verified
Henry the Fifth did sometime prophesy.
- Shak.
2.To foreshow; to herald; to prefigure.
Methought thy very gait did prophesy
A royal nobleness; I must embrace thee.
- Shak.
v. i.1.To utter predictions; to make declaration of events to come.
2.To give instruction in religious matters; to interpret or explain Scripture or religious subjects; to preach; to exhort; to expound.

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