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Definition of oracle noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈɑrəkl//
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  1. 1(in ancient Greece) a place where people could go to ask the gods for advice or information about the future; the priest or priestess through whom the gods were thought to give their message They consulted the oracle at Delphi.
  2. 2(in ancient Greece) the advice or information that the gods gave, which often had a hidden meaning
  3. 3[usually singular] a person or book that gives valuable advice or information My sister's the oracle on investment matters.