Proph·e·cy n.; pl. Prophecies
1. A declaration of something to come; a foretelling; a prediction; esp., an inspired foretelling.
He hearkens after prophecies and dreams. --Shak.
Prophecy came not in old time by the will of man. --2. Pet. i. 21.
2. Script. A book of prophecies; a history; as, the prophecy of Ahijah.
3. Public interpretation of Scripture; preaching; exhortation or instruction.