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Definition 1: a shrine where an oracular god is consulted - [noun denoting artifact]

(oracle is a kind of ...) a place of worship hallowed by association with some sacred thing or person

(... is an instance of oracle) (Greek mythology) the oracle at Delphi where a priestess supposedly delivered messages from Apollo to those who sought advice; the messages were usually obscure or ambiguous

Definition 2: a prophecy (usually obscure or allegorical) revealed by a priest or priestess; believed to be infallible - [noun denoting communication]

(oracle is a kind of ...) a prediction uttered under divine inspiration

Definition 3: an authoritative person who divines the future - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for oracle in the sense of this definition

(oracle is a kind of ...) someone who claims to discover hidden knowledge with the aid of supernatural powers

(... is a kind of oracle ) (ancient Rome) a religious official who interpreted omens to guide public policy

(... is a kind of oracle ) a woman prophet

(... is a kind of oracle ) (ancient Rome) a woman who was regarded as an oracle or prophet

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