meaning of oracle

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.
Hence: The deity who was supposed to give the answer; also, the place where it was given.
The communications, revelations, or messages delivered by God to the prophets; also, the entire sacred Scriptures -- usually in the plural.
The sanctuary, or Most Holy place in the temple; also, the temple itself.
One who communicates a divine command; an angel; a prophet.
Any person reputed uncommonly wise; one whose decisions are regarded as of great authority; as, a literary oracle.
A wise sentence or decision of great authority.
To utter oracles.
a shrine where an oracular god is consulted

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