Definition of oracle
- the prophecies of the Delphic oracle
- —D. F. Marks
- ambiguous oracles
- She became an oracle of pop culture.
I met her long before she had become the oracle of pop culture.
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in ancient Greece : a person (such as a priestess) through whom a god was believed to speak
: the place (such as a shrine) where people went to ask questions of an oracle
: an answer or message given by an oracle
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