1.The answer of a god, or some person reputed to be a god, to an inquiry respecting some affair or future event, as the success of an enterprise or battle.
2.The deity who was supposed to give the answer; also, the place where it was given.
3.The communications, revelations, or messages delivered by God to the prophets; also, the entire sacred Scriptures - usually in the plural.
4.(Jewish Antiq.) The sanctuary, or Most Holy place in the temple; also, the temple itself.
Siloa's brook, that flow'd
Fast by the oracle of God.
- Milton.
5.One who communicates an oracle{1} or divine command; an angel; a prophet.
6.Any person reputed uncommonly wise; one whose decisions are regarded as of great authority; as, a literary oracle.
The country rectors . . . thought him an oracle on points of learning.
- Macaulay.
7.A wise pronouncement or decision considered as of great authority.
v. i.1.To utter oracles.
[imp. & p. p. Oracled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Oracling .]
Noun1.Oracleoracle - an authoritative person who divines the future
2.oracle - a prophecy (usually obscure or allegorical) revealed by a priest or priestess; believed to be infallible
3.oracle - a shrine where an oracular god is consulted
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