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OR'ACLE, n. [L. oraculum, from oro, to utter.]

1. Among pagans, the answer of a god or some person reputed to be a god, to an inquiry made respecting some affair of importance, usually respecting some future event, as the success of an enterprise or battle.

2. The deity who gave or was supposed to give answers to inquiries; as the Delphic oracle.

3. The place where the answers were given.

4. Among christians, oracles, in the plural, denotes the communications, revelations or messages delivered by God to prophets. In this sense it is rarely used in the singular; but we say, the oracles of God, divine oracles, meaning the Scriptures.

5. The sanctuary or most holy place in the temple, in which was deposited the ark of the covenant. 1Kings 6.

6. Any person or place where certain decisions are obtained.

7. Any person reputed uncommonly wise, whose determinations are not disputed, or whose opinions are of great authority.

8. A wise sentence or decision of great authority.

OR'ACLE, v.i. To utter oracles.




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OR'ACLE, n. [L. oraculum, from oro, to utter.]

1. Among pagans, the answer of a god or some person reputed to be a god, to an inquiry made respecting some affair of importance, usually respecting some future event, as the success of an enterprise or battle.

2. The deity who gave or was supposed to give answers to inquiries; as the Delphic oracle.

3. The place where the answers were given.

4. Among christians, oracles, in the plural, denotes the communications, revelations or messages delivered by God to prophets. In this sense it is rarely used in the singular; but we say, the oracles of God, divine oracles, meaning the Scriptures.

5. The sanctuary or most holy place in the temple, in which was deposited the ark of the covenant. 1Kings 6.

6. Any person or place where certain decisions are obtained.

7. Any person reputed uncommonly wise, whose determinations are not disputed, or whose opinions are of great authority.

8. A wise sentence or decision of great authority.

OR'ACLE, v.i. To utter oracles.


OR'A-CLE, n. [Fr. from L. oraculum, from oro, to utter; Sp. oraculo; It. oracolo.]

  1. Among pagans, the answer of a god or some person reputed to be a god, to an inquiry made respecting some affair of importance, usually respecting some future event, as the success of an enterprise or battle.
  2. The deity who gave or was supposed to give answers to inquiries; as, the Delphic oracle.
  3. The place where the answers were given. Encyc.
  4. Among Christians, oracles, in the plural, denotes the communications, revelations or messages delivered by God to prophets. In this sense it is rarely used in the singular; but we say, the oracles of God, divine oracles, meaning the Scriptures.
  5. The sanctuary or most holy place in the temple, in which was deposited the ark of the covenant. 1 Kings vi.
  6. Any person or place where certain decisions are obtained. Pope.
  7. Any person reputed uncommonly wise, whose determinations are not disputed, or whose opinions are of great authority.
  8. A wise sentence or decision of great authority.

OR'A-CLE, v.i.

To utter oracles. Milton.


Or"a*cle
  1. 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.

    Whatso'er she saith, for oracles must stand. Drayton.

  2. To utter oracles.

    [Obs.]
  3. Hence: The deity who was supposed to give the answer; also, the place where it was given.

    The oracles are dumb;
    No voice or hideous hum
    Runs through the arched roof in words deceiving.
    Milton.

  4. The communications, revelations, or messages delivered by God to the prophets; also, the entire sacred Scriptures -- usually in the plural.

    The first principles of the oracles of God. Heb. v. 12.

  5. The sanctuary, or Most Holy place in the temple; also, the temple itself.

    1 Kings vi. 19.

    Siloa's brook, that flow'd
    Fast by the oracle of God.
    Milton.

  6. One who communicates a divine command; an angel; a prophet.

    God hath now sent his living oracle
    Into the world to teach his final will.
    Milton.

  7. Any person reputed uncommonly wise; one whose decisions are regarded as of great authority; as, a literary oracle.

    "Oracles of mode." Tennyson.

    The country rectors . . . thought him an oracle on points of learning. Macaulay.

  8. A wise sentence or decision of great authority.
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oracle

OR'ACLE, n. [L. oraculum, from oro, to utter.]

1. Among pagans, the answer of a god or some person reputed to be a god, to an inquiry made respecting some affair of importance, usually respecting some future event, as the success of an enterprise or battle.

2. The deity who gave or was supposed to give answers to inquiries; as the Delphic oracle.

3. The place where the answers were given.

4. Among christians, oracles, in the plural, denotes the communications, revelations or messages delivered by God to prophets. In this sense it is rarely used in the singular; but we say, the oracles of God, divine oracles, meaning the Scriptures.

5. The sanctuary or most holy place in the temple, in which was deposited the ark of the covenant. 1Kings 6.

6. Any person or place where certain decisions are obtained.

7. Any person reputed uncommonly wise, whose determinations are not disputed, or whose opinions are of great authority.

8. A wise sentence or decision of great authority.

OR'ACLE, v.i. To utter oracles.

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