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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A shrine where a certain god is consulted; A prophecy (usually obscure or allegorical) revealed by a priest or priestess; An authoritative person who divines the future.

Usage examples (37)
  • The name oracle was also applied to the place where such answers were received.
  • Otters and the Coons and the Muskrats saw them coming, they gave a great shout, for Grandfather Frog is sometimes called the oracle of the
  • The so-called oracle of Omaha sees an alarming future.
  • Photo in Slideshow: Germany's so-called oracle octopus for more
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  • An "oracle" claims to tell you the future, but it takes a doctor to see the "auricles" (outer ear or atrium of the heart) in your body.
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