Meaning of oracle
Pronunciation: (ôr'u-kul, or'-), [key]
- (esp. in ancient Greece) an utterance, often ambiguous or obscure, given by a priest or priestess at a shrine as the response of a god to an inquiry.
- the agency or medium giving such responses.
- a shrine or place at which such responses were given: the oracle of Apollo at Delphi.
- a person who delivers authoritative, wise, or highly regarded and influential pronouncements.
- a divine communication or revelation.
- any person or thing serving as an agency of divine communication.
- any utterance made or received as authoritative, extremely wise, or infallible.
- the Scriptures.
- the holy of holies of the Temple built by Solomon in Jerusalem. I Kings 6:16, 19–23.
- oracle (Thesaurus)