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Webster's Dictionary

Oracle

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(1):

(n.) A wise sentence or decision of great authority.

(2):

(n.) The sanctuary, or Most Holy place in the temple; also, the temple itself.

(3):

(n.) The communications, revelations, or messages delivered by God to the prophets; also, the entire sacred Scriptures - usually in the plural.

(4):

(n.) Any person reputed uncommonly wise; one whose decisions are regarded as of great authority; as, a literary oracle.

(5):

(n.) Hence: The deity who was supposed to give the answer; also, the place where it was given.

(6):

(v. i.) To utter oracles.

(7):

(n.) One who communicates a divine command; an angel; a prophet.

(8):

(n.) 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.

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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Oracle'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/o/oracle.html. 1828.

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