Proph·e·sy v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prophesied p. pr. & vb. n. Prophesying ]
1. To foretell; to predict; to prognosticate.
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.
Proph·e·sy, 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.
v 1: predict or reveal through, or as if through, divine
inspiration [syn: vaticinate]
2: deliver a sermon; "The minister is not preaching this
Sunday" [syn: preach]