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NOUN (3)

1. an authoritative person who divines the future;
[syn: prophet, prophesier, oracle, seer, vaticinator]

2. a prophecy (usually obscure or allegorical) revealed by a priest or priestess; believed to be infallible;

3. a shrine where an oracular god is consulted;

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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Oracle \Or"a*cle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Oracled; p. pr. & vb. n. Oracling.] To utter oracles. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Oracle \Or"a*cle\, n. [F., fr. L. oraculum, fr. orare to speak, utter, pray, fr. os, oris, mouth. See Oral.] [1913 Webster] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] Whatso'er she saith, for oracles must stand. --Drayton. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: The deity who was supposed to give the answer; also, the place where it was given. [1913 Webster] The oracles are dumb; No voice or hideous hum Runs through the arched roof in words deceiving. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. The communications, revelations, or messages delivered by God to the prophets; also, the entire sacred Scriptures -- usually in the plural. [1913 Webster] The first principles of the oracles of God. --Heb. v. 12. [1913 Webster] 4. (Jewish Antiq.) The sanctuary, or Most Holy place in the temple; also, the temple itself. --1 Kings vi. 19. [1913 Webster] Siloa's brook, that flow'd Fast by the oracle of God. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 5. One who communicates an oracle[1] or divine command; an angel; a prophet. [1913 Webster] God hath now sent his living oracle Into the world to teach his final will. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 6. Any person reputed uncommonly wise; one whose decisions are regarded as of great authority; as, a literary oracle. "Oracles of mode." --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] The country rectors . . . thought him an oracle on points of learning. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 7. A wise pronouncement or decision considered as of great authority. [1913 Webster +PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

oracle n 1: an authoritative person who divines the future [syn: prophet, prophesier, oracle, seer, vaticinator] 2: a prophecy (usually obscure or allegorical) revealed by a priest or priestess; believed to be infallible 3: a shrine where an oracular god is consulted
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

98 Moby Thesaurus words for "oracle": Cassandra, Delphian oracle, Delphic oracle, Delphic tripod, Dodona, Pythian oracle, Python, adage, advice, ana, analects, answer, aphorism, apocalypse, apothegm, augur, augury, authority, axiom, byword, catchword, collected sayings, current saying, dictate, dictum, distich, divination, diviner, doctor, elder, elder statesman, epigram, expression, fortune-teller, gnome, golden saying, great soul, guru, illuminate, intellect, intellectual, lover of wisdom, mahatma, man of intellect, man of wisdom, mandarin, master, mastermind, maxim, mentor, message, moral, mot, motto, philosopher, phrase, pithy saying, precept, prediction, prescript, prognostication, prognosticator, prophecy, prophet, proverb, proverbial saying, proverbs, rabbi, rishi, sage, sapient, savant, saw, saying, scholar, seer, sentence, sententious expression, sibyl, sloka, soothsayer, starets, stock saying, sutra, teaching, text, thinker, verse, vision, wisdom, wisdom literature, wise man, wise old man, wise saying, witticism, wizard, word, words of wisdom
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

Oracle Corporation Oracle The world's leading supplier of information management software. The company, worth $2 billion, offers its products, along with related consulting, education and support services in more than 90 countries around the world. Oracle is best known for its database management systems vendor and relational DBMS products. Oracle develops and markets Oracle Media Server and the Oracle7 family of software products for database management; Co-operative Development Environment and Oracle Co-operative Applications Oracle software runs on personal digital assistants, set-top boxs, IBM PCs, workstations, minicomputers, mainframes and massively parallel computers. Oracle bought Sun Microsystems on 2009-04-20. See also Adaptable User Interface, Bookviewer, CASE*Method, Component Integration Laboratories, DDE Manager, Online Media, Oracle Card, Oracle*CASE, siod. (http://oracle.com/). Address: Redwood Shores, CA, USA. (1995-03-15)
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Oracle In the Old Testament used in every case, except 2 Sam. 16:23, to denote the most holy place in the temple (1 Kings 6:5, 19-23; 8:6). In 2 Sam. 16:23 it means the Word of God. A man inquired "at the oracle of God" by means of the Urim and Thummim in the breastplate on the high priest's ephod. In the New Testament it is used only in the plural, and always denotes the Word of God (Rom. 3:2; Heb. 5:12, etc.). The Scriptures are called "living oracles" (comp. Heb. 4:12) because of their quickening power (Acts 7:38).
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Oracle, AZ -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Arizona Population (2000): 3563 Housing Units (2000): 1534 Land area (2000): 11.382188 sq. miles (29.479730 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 11.382188 sq. miles (29.479730 sq. km) FIPS code: 51180 Located within: Arizona (AZ), FIPS 04 Location: 32.616030 N, 110.781854 W ZIP Codes (1990): 85623 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Oracle, AZ Oracle