1. A person regarded as an inspired teacher or proclaimer of the will of God.
(among Muslims) Muhammad.
a person who advocates or speaks in a visionary way about a new cause or theory.
a person who predicts what will happen in the future.
2. (in Christian use) the books of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, and the twelve minor prophets.
(in Jewish use) one of the three canonical divisions of the Hebrew Bible, distinguished from the Law and the Hagiographa, and comprising the books of Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Isaiah, and the twelve minor prophets.