Oracle vs. Priest

Oracle vs. Priest — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Oracle and Priest

Oraclenoun

A shrine consecrated to the worship and consultation of a prophetic deity, as that of Apollo at Delphi.

Priestnoun

In many Christian churches, a member of the second grade of clergy ranking below a bishop but above a deacon and having authority to administer the sacraments.

Oraclenoun

A person, such as a priestess, through whom a deity is held to respond when consulted.

Priestnoun

A person having the authority to perform and administer religious rites.

Oraclenoun

The response given through such a medium, often in the form of an enigmatic statement or allegory.

Priestverb

To ordain or admit to the priesthood.

Oraclenoun

A person considered to be a source of wise counsel or prophetic opinions.

Priestnoun

a religious clergyman (clergywoman, clergyperson) who is trained to perform services or sacrifices at a church or temple

The priest at the Catholic church heard his confession.The Shinto priest burnt incense for his ancestors.The Israelite priests were descended from Moses' brother Aaron.

Oraclenoun

An authoritative or wise statement or prediction.

Priestnoun

a blunt tool, used for quickly stunning and killing fish

Oraclenoun

A command or revelation from God.

Priestnoun

(Mormonism) the highest office in the Aaronic priesthood

Oraclenoun

In the Bible, the sanctuary of the Temple.

Priestverb

(transitive) To ordain as a priest.

Oraclenoun

A shrine dedicated to some prophetic deity.

Priestnoun

a clergyman in Christian churches who has the authority to perform or administer various religious rites; one of the Holy Orders

Oraclenoun

A person such as a priest through whom the deity is supposed to respond with prophecy or advice.

Priestnoun

a spiritual leader in a non-Christian religion

Oraclenoun

A prophetic response, often enigmatic or allegorical, so given.

Oraclenoun

A person considered to be a source of wisdom.

a literary oracle

Oraclenoun

A wise sentence or decision of great authority.

Oraclenoun

One who communicates a divine command; an angel; a prophet.

Oraclenoun

(computing theory) A theoretical entity capable of answering some collection of questions.

Oraclenoun

(Jewish antiquity) The sanctuary, or most holy place in the temple; also, the temple itself.

Oracleverb

(obsolete) To utter oracles or prophecies.

Oraclenoun

an authoritative person who divines the future

Oraclenoun

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

Oraclenoun

a shrine where an oracular god is consulted