Definition of oracle noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɒrəkl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːrəkl//
    [countable] Religious places
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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. See related entries: Religious places
  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.
  4. Word Originlate Middle English: via Old French from Latin oraculum, from orare ‘speak’.

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