Part of speech: noun

The shrine of a divinity, where prophecies were supposed to be given; a prophecy thus given or the deity giving it.

Part of speech: noun

An infallible authority.

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Usage examples "oracle":

  1. Military men were coming and going, and with these young officers the veteran was an oracle. - "His Sombre Rivals", E. P. Roe.
  2. And in shrill, clear tones came the wondrous oracle: " Tlacopa lies! - "The Lost City", Joseph E. Badger, Jr..
  3. Yet did not the wisdom of the immortal gods fulfil for them such marriage, when they had heard a certain oracle. - "The Extant Odes of Pindar", Pindar.