Definitions for ORACLEˈɔr ə kəl, ˈɒr-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
or•a•cleˈɔr ə kəl, ˈɒr-(n.)
(esp. in the ancient world) a shrine at which inquiries are made of a particular deity through a means of divination. the agency by which the inquiry is answered, as a priest or priestess. the typically terse, ambiguous response of the deity.
a person who delivers authoritative and usu. influential pronouncements.
any utterance regarded as authoritative, unquestionably wise, or infallible.
the holy of holies of the Temple built by Solomon in Jerusalem. I Kings 6:16, 19–23.
Origin of oracle:
1350–1400; ME < OF < L ōrāculum divine utterance <ōrā(re) to supplicate, pray to
prophet, prophesier, oracle, seer, vaticinator(noun)
an authoritative person who divines the future
a prophecy (usually obscure or allegorical) revealed by a priest or priestess; believed to be infallible
a shrine where an oracular god is consulted
A shrine dedicated to some prophetic deity.
A person such as a priest through whom the deity is supposed to respond with prophecy or advice.
A prophetic response, often enigmatic or allegorical, so given.
A person considered to be a source of wisdom.
A theoretical entity capable of answering some collection of questions.
A database management system (and its associated software) developed by the Oracle Corporation
Origin: From oracle.
Translations for ORACLE
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a very knowledgeable person
I don't know the answer to this problem, so I'd better go and ask the oracle.
- orakel, vraagbaak, kennisbronAfrikaans
- شَخْص ذو مَعْرِفَهArabic
- oráculoPortuguese (BR)
- unfehlbare AutoritätGerman
- πρόσωπο με πολλές γνώσειςGreek
- آدم دانا و پرخردFarsi
- nagy bölcsHungarian
- orang pintarIndonesian
- véfrétt, gáfnaljósIcelandic
- pranašas, žynysLithuanian
- zinātājs; autoritāteLatvian
- orang yg bijaksanaMalay
- آدم دانا و پرخردPersian
- признанный авторитетRussian
- učenjak; svetovalecSlovenian
- bilge kişiTurkish
- 大智者，聖賢Chinese (Trad.)
- انتہائي ذي علمUrdu
- người cố vấnVietnamese
- 大智者，圣贤Chinese (Simp.)
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