Oracle Definition

ôrə-kəl, ŏr-
noun
Among the ancient Greeks and Romans,
Webster's New World
A shrine consecrated to the worship and consultation of a prophetic deity, as that of Apollo at Delphi.
American Heritage
Any person or agency believed to be in communication with a deity.
Webster's New World
The response given through such a medium, often in the form of an enigmatic statement or allegory.
American Heritage
Any person of great knowledge or wisdom.
Webster's New World
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verb

(obsolete) To utter oracles or prophecies.

Wiktionary
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Other Word Forms of Oracle

Noun

Singular:
oracle
Plural:
oracles

Origin of Oracle

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin ōrāculum from ōrāre to speak

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French oracle.

    From Wiktionary

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