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oracle

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or=a=cle
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35 in 29 verses (in OT : 35 in 29 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

oraclen. [F., fr. L. oraculum, fr. orare to speak, utter, pray, fr. os, oris, mouth. See Oral.].
  •  The answer of a god, or some person reputed to be a god, to an inquiry respecting some affair or future event, as the success of an enterprise or battle.  [1913 Webster]
    "Whatso'er she saith, for oracles must stand."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The deity who was supposed to give the answer; also, the place where it was given.  [1913 Webster]
    "The oracles are dumb;
    No voice or hideous hum
    Runs through the arched roof in words deceiving.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  The communications, revelations, or messages delivered by God to the prophets; also, the entire sacred Scriptures -- usually in the plural.  [1913 Webster]
    "The first principles of the oracles of God."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The sanctuary, or Most Holy place in the temple; also, the temple itself.  1 Kings vi. 19.  [1913 Webster]
    "Siloa's brook, that flow'd
    Fast by the oracle of God.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  One who communicates an oracle{1} or divine command; an angel; a prophet.  [1913 Webster]
    "God hath now sent his living oracle
    Into the world to teach his final will.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Any person reputed uncommonly wise; one whose decisions are regarded as of great authority; as, a literary oracle.  Tennyson.  [1913 Webster]
    "The country rectors . . . thought him an oracle on points of learning."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A wise pronouncement or decision considered as of great authority.  [1913 Webster]
oraclev. i. 
     To utter oracles.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

oracle, n.
1 a a place at which advice or prophecy was sought from the gods in classical antiquity. b the usu. ambiguous or obscure response given at an oracle. c a prophet or prophetess at an oracle.
2 a a person or thing regarded as an infallible guide to future action etc. b a saying etc. regarded as infallible guidance.
3 divine inspiration or revelation.
4 (Oracle) Brit. propr. a teletext service provided by Independent Television.

Etymology
ME f. OF f. L oraculum f. orare speak

THESAURUS

oracle

Cassandra, Delphian oracle, Delphic oracle, Delphic tripod, Dodona, Pythian oracle, Python, adage, advice, ana, analects, answer, aphorism, apocalypse, apothegm, augur, augury, authority, axiom, byword, catchword, collected sayings, current saying, dictate, dictum, distich, divination, diviner, doctor, elder, elder statesman, epigram, expression, fortune-teller, gnome, golden saying, great soul, guru, illuminate, intellect, intellectual, lover of wisdom, mahatma, man of intellect, man of wisdom, mandarin, master, mastermind, maxim, mentor, message, moral, mot, motto, philosopher, phrase, pithy saying, precept, prediction, prescript, prognostication, prognosticator, prophecy, prophet, proverb, proverbial saying, proverbs, rabbi, rishi, sage, sapient, savant, saw, saying, scholar, seer, sentence, sententious expression, sibyl, sloka, soothsayer, starets, stock saying, sutra, teaching, text, thinker, verse, vision, wisdom, wisdom literature, wise man, wise old man, wise saying, witticism, wizard, word, words of wisdom

ROGET THESAURUS

oracle

Answer

N answer, response, reply, replication, riposte, rejoinder, surrejoinder, rebutter, surrebutter, retort, repartee, rescript, rescription, antiphon, antiphony, acknowledgment, password, echo, counter statement, discovery, solution, rationale, clue, Oedipus, oracle, return, answering, responsive, respondent, conclusive, because, on the scent, on the right scent, Int, eureka!.

Sage

N sage, wise man, genius, master mind, master spirit of the age, longhead, thinker, intellectual, longhair, authority, oracle, luminary, shining light, esprit fort, magnus Apollo, Solon, Solomon, Nestor, Magi, second Daniel, man of learning, expert, wizard, wiseacre, bigwig, know-it-all, poor man's Einstein, venerable, reverenced, emeritus, barba tenus sapientes.

Prediction

N prediction, announcement, program, programme, premonition, prognosis, prophecy, vaticination, mantology, prognostication, premonstration, augury, auguration, ariolation, hariolation, foreboding, aboding, bodement, abodement, omniation, omniousness, auspices, forecast, omen, horoscope, nativity, sooth, soothsaying, fortune telling, crystal gazing, divination, necromancy, astrology, horoscopy, judicial astrology, adytum prefiguration, prefigurement, prototype, type, oracle, predicting, predictive, prophetic, fatidic, fatidical, vaticinal, oracular, fatiloquent, haruspical, Sibylline, weatherwise, ominous, portentous, augurous, augurial, augural, auspicial, auspicious, prescious, monitory, extispicious, premonitory, significant of, pregnant with, bit with the fate of, coming events cast their shadows before, dicamus bona verba, there buds the promise of celestial worth, by oracles, Theomancy, by the Bible, Bibliomancy, by ghosts, Psychomancy, by crystal gazing, Crystallomancy, by shadows or manes, Sciomancy, by appearances in the air, Aeromancy, Chaomancy, by the stars at birth, Genethliacs, by meteors, Meteoromancy, by winds, Austromancy, by sacrificial appearances, Aruspicy, Haruspicy, Hieromancy, Hieroscopy, by the entrails of animals sacrificed, Extispicy, Hieromancy, by the entrails of a human sacrifice, Anthropomancy, by the entrails of fishes, Ichthyomancy, by sacrificial fire, Pyromancy, by red-hot iron, Sideromancy, by smoke from the altar, Capnomancy, by mice, Myomancy, by birds, Orniscopy, Ornithomancy, by a cock picking up grains, Alectryomancy, Alectromancy, by fishes, Ophiomancy, by herbs, Botanomancy, by water, Hydromancy, by fountains, Pegomancy, by a wand, Rhabdomancy, by dough of cakes, Crithomancy, by meal, Aleuromancy, Alphitomancy, by salt, Halomancy, by dice, Cleromancy, by arrows, Belomancy, by a balanced hatchet, Axinomancy, by a balanced sieve, Coscinomancy, by a suspended ring, Dactyliomancy, by dots made at random on paper, Geomancy, by precious stones, Lithomancy, by pebbles, Pessomancy, by pebbles drawn from a heap, Psephomancy, by mirrors, Catoptromancy, by writings in ashes, Tephramancy, by dreams, Oneiromancy, by the hand, Palmistry, Chiromancy, by nails reflecting the sun's rays, Onychomancy, by finger rings, Dactylomancy, by numbers, Arithmancy, by drawing lots, Sortilege, by passages in books, Stichomancy, by the letters forming the name of the person, Onomancy, Nomancy, by the features, Anthroposcopy, by the mode of laughing, Geloscopy, by ventriloquism, Gastromancy, by walking in a circle, Gyromancy, by dropping melted wax into water, Ceromancy, by currents, Bletonism, by the color and peculiarities of wine, Oenomancy.

Oracle

N oracle, prophet, prophesier, seer, soothsayer, augur, fortune teller, crystal gazer, witch, geomancer, aruspex, aruspice, haruspice, haruspex, astrologer, star gazer, Sibyl, Python, Pythoness, Pythia, Pythian oracle, Delphian oracle, Monitor, Sphinx, Tiresias, Cassandra, Sibylline leaves, Zadkiel, Old Moore, sorcerer, interpreter, predictor, prognosticator, forecaster, weather forecaster, weatherman, a prophet is without honor in his own country, you don't need a weatherman to know which way the.


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