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seer

A seer is someone who can see the future. Nostradamus is considered a seer because he predicted everything from the Great Fire of London to the French Revolution. Oh, and the end of the world.

See the word see in seer? Seers can see into the future. Prophets, fortune tellers, and tarot card readers are seers. Seers are part of many fictional stories, especially fantasy stories that might include witches and goblins. However, this word can be used for anyone who is good at predicting things, such as a political, financial, or sports analyst. Seers are also called oracles and visionaries. As for Nostradamus, let’s hope he was wrong sometimes.

Definitions of seer
  1. noun
    an observer who perceives visually
    “an incurable seer of movies”
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    type of:
    beholder, observer, perceiver, percipient
    a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses
  2. noun
    a person with unusual powers of foresight
    synonyms: illusionist, visionary
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    examples:
    Cassandra
    (Greek mythology) a prophetess in Troy during the Trojan War whose predictions were true but were never believed
    Michel de Notredame
    French astrologer who wrote cryptic predictions whose interpretations are still being debated (1503-1566)
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    anticipant, anticipator
    one who anticipates
    diviner
    someone who claims to discover hidden knowledge with the aid of supernatural powers
    fantast, futurist
    someone who predicts the future
    forecaster, predictor, prognosticator, soothsayer
    someone who makes predictions of the future (usually on the basis of special knowledge)
    astrologer, astrologist
    someone who predicts the future by the positions of the planets and sun and Moon
    fortune teller, fortuneteller
    a person who foretells your personal future
    geomancer
    one who practices geomancy
    hydromancer
    one who practices hydromancy
    lithomancer
    one who practices lithomancy
    necromancer
    one who practices divination by conjuring up the dead
    oneiromancer
    someone who divines through the interpretation of dreams
    onomancer
    one who practices onomancy
    oracle, prophesier, prophet, vaticinator
    an authoritative person who divines the future
    pyromancer
    one who practices pyromancy
    dowser, rhabdomancer, water witch
    someone who uses a divining rod to find underground water
    type of:
    intellect, intellectual
    a person who uses the mind creatively
  3. noun
    an authoritative person who divines the future
    synonyms: oracle, prophesier, prophet, vaticinator
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    examples:
    Cassandra
    (Greek mythology) a prophetess in Troy during the Trojan War whose predictions were true but were never believed
    types:
    augur, auspex
    (ancient Rome) a religious official who interpreted omens to guide public policy
    prophetess
    a woman prophet
    sibyl
    (ancient Rome) a woman who was regarded as an oracle or prophet
    type of:
    diviner
    someone who claims to discover hidden knowledge with the aid of supernatural powers
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