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

Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.
Friedrich Nietzsche