Associations to the word «Oracle»


ORACLE, noun. A shrine dedicated to some prophetic deity.
ORACLE, noun. A person such as a priest through whom the deity is supposed to respond with prophecy or advice.
ORACLE, noun. A prophetic response, often enigmatic or allegorical, so given.
ORACLE, noun. A person considered to be a source of wisdom.
ORACLE, noun. A wise sentence or decision of great authority.
ORACLE, noun. One who communicates a divine command; an angel; a prophet.
ORACLE, noun. (computing theory) A theoretical entity capable of answering some collection of questions.
ORACLE, noun. (Jewish antiquity) The sanctuary, or most holy place in the temple; also, the temple itself.
ORACLE, verb. (obsolete) To utter oracles or prophecies.
ORACLE, proper noun. (computing) A database management system (and its associated software) developed by the Oracle Corporation
ORACLE MACHINE, noun. (computing theory) In computability theory, a form of theoretical Turing machine, able to decide certain decision problems in a single operation.
ORACLE MACHINES, noun. Plural of oracle machine

Dictionary definition

ORACLE, noun. An authoritative person who divines the future.
ORACLE, noun. A prophecy (usually obscure or allegorical) revealed by a priest or priestess; believed to be infallible.
ORACLE, noun. A shrine where an oracular god is consulted.

Wise words

However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act upon them?