What Does Oracle Mean?


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Full Definition of oracle

  1. 1a :  A person (as a priestess of ancient Greece) through whom a deity is believed to speakb :  A shrine in which a deity reveals hidden knowledge or the divine purpose through such a personc :  An answer or decision given by an oracle

  2. 2a :  A person giving wise or authoritative decisions or opinionsb :  An authoritative or wise expression or answer

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An oracle is typically a noun that may refer to a number of things depending on the context in which it is used. It is popularly used in reference to an individual, a priestess for instance, through whom it is believed a deity is held that responds when consulted. It could mean a shrine which is consecrated to the worship as well as the consultation of a prophetic deity. A good example of this would be the Apollo at Delphi.
The term may also be used to mean the response that is given via such a medium. Such a response if frequently takes the form of an allegory or enigmatic statement.
An oracle may also be used in the general sense to refer to a person who is thought to be a person of wise counsel or one of prophetic opinions. It could mean a prediction; or a wise or an authoritative statement. It may refer to a command or revelation that comes from God. In terms of the Bible, it refers to the sanctuary of the Temple.

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