HyperDic: oracle

English > 3 senses of the word oracle:
NOUNperson oracle, prophet, prophesier, seer, vaticinatoran authoritative person who divines the future
communicationoraclea prophecy (usually obscure / obscure or allegorical) revealed by a priest or priestess
artifactoraclea shrine where an oracular god is consulted
oracle > pronunciation
Soundsao'rahkahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > oracle: 3 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningAn authoritative person who divines the future.
Synonymsprophet, prophesier, seer, vaticinator
Narroweraugur, auspex(ancient Rome) a religious official who interpreted omens to guide public policy
prophetessA woman prophet
sibyl(ancient Rome) a woman who was regarded as an oracle or prophet
Broaderdivinersomeone who claims to discover hidden knowledge with the aid of supernatural powers
Spanishadivino, clarividente, profeta, vidente
Catalanprofeta, vaticinador, vident
Adjectivesoracularresembling an oracle in obscurity of thought
English > oracle: 3 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA prophecy (usually obscure / obscure or allegorical) revealed by a priest or priestess; believed to be infallible.
Broaderprophecy, divinationA prediction uttered under divine inspiration
Spanishoraculo, oráculo
Catalanoracle
Adjectivesoracularof or relating to an oracle
English > oracle: 3 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA shrine where an oracular god is consulted.
InstancesTemple of Apollo, Oracle of Apollo, Delphic oracle, oracle of Delphi(Greek mythology) the oracle at Delphi where a priestess supposedly delivered messages from Apollo to those who sought advice
BroadershrineA place of worship hallowed by association with some sacred thing or person
Spanishoráculo
Catalanoracle

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