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
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n an observer who perceives visually

“an incurable seer of movies”
Type of:
beholder, observer, perceiver, percipient
a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses

n a person with unusual powers of foresight

Synonyms:
illusionist, visionary
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)
Types:
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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

n an authoritative person who divines the future

Synonyms:
oracle, prophesier, prophet, vaticinator
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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