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Meaning of DIVINE

Pronunciation:  di'vIn

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the Judeo-Christian God
  2. [n]  a clergyman or other person in religious orders
  3. [adj]  of such surpassing excellence as to suggest divine inspiration; "her pies were simply divine"; "the divine Shakespeare"; "an elysian meal"; "an inspired performance"
  4. [adj]  emanating from God; "divine judgment"; "divine guidance"; "everything is black1 or white...satanic or godlyt"-Saturday Rev.
  5. [adj]  being or having the nature of a god; "the custom of killing the divine king upon any serious failure of his...powers"-J.G.Frazier; "the divine will"; "the divine capacity for love"; "'Tis wise to learn; 'tis God-like to create"-J.G.Saxe
  6. [adj]  resulting from divine providence; "providential care"; "a providential visitation"
  7. [adj]  appropriate to or befitting a god; "the divine strength of Achilles"; "a man of godlike sagacity"; "man must play God for he has acquired certain godlike powers"-R.H.Roveref
  8. [adj]  devoted to or in the service or worship of a deity; "divine worship"; "divine liturgy"
  9. [v]  discover intuitively
  10. [v]  search by divining, as if with a rod, of underground water or metals
  11. [v]  perceive intuitively or through some inexplicable perceptive powers

DIVINE is a 6 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: Almighty, churchman, cleric, Creator, ecclesiastic, elysian, glorious, God Almighty, Godhead, godlike, godly, heavenly, inspired, Jehovah, Lord, Maker, providential, sacred, superhuman
 See Also: a Kempis, bishop, Blessed Trinity, chiromance, clergyman, comprehend, dowse, God, guess, Holy Trinity, hypostasis, imagine, look for, man of the cloth, opine, ordainer, pardoner, perceive, reckon, reverend, Sacred Trinity, search, seek, suppose, Supreme Being, think, Thomas a Kempis, Trinity



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Di*vine"\, a. [Compar. {Diviner}; superl. {Divinest}.]
    [F. divin, L. divinus divine, divinely inspired, fr. divus,
    dius, belonging to a deity; akin to Gr. ?, and L. deus, God.
    See {Deity}.]
    1. Of or belonging to God; as, divine perfections; the divine
       will. ``The immensity of the divine nature.'' --Paley.
    2. Proceeding from God; as, divine judgments. ``Divine
       protection.'' --Bacon.
    3. Appropriated to God, or celebrating his praise; religious;
       pious; holy; as, divine service; divine songs; divine
    4. Pertaining to, or proceeding from, a deity; partaking of
       the nature of a god or the gods. ``The divine Apollo
       said.'' --Shak.
    5. Godlike; heavenly; excellent in the highest degree;
       supremely admirable; apparently above what is human. In
       this application, the word admits of comparison; as, the
       divinest mind. Sir J. Davies. ``The divine Desdemona.''
             A divine sentence is in the lips of the king.
                                                   --Prov. xvi.
             But not to one in this benighted age Is that diviner
             inspiration given.                    --Gray.
    6. Presageful; foreboding; prescient. [Obs.]
             Yet oft his heart, divine of something ill, Misgave
             him.                                  --Milton.
    7. Relating to divinity or theology.
             Church history and other divine learning. --South.
    Syn: Supernatural; superhuman; godlike; heavenly; celestial;
         pious; holy; sacred; pre["e]minent.
  2. \Di*vine"\, n. [L. divinus a soothsayer, LL., a
    theologian. See {Divine}, a.]
    1. One skilled in divinity; a theologian. ``Poets were the
       first divines.'' --Denham.
    2. A minister of the gospel; a priest; a clergyman.
             The first divines of New England were surpassed by
             none in extensive erudition.          --J.
  3. \Di*vine"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Divined}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Divining}.] [L. divinare: cf. F. deviner. See
    1. To foresee or foreknow; to detect; to anticipate; to
             A sagacity which divined the evil designs.
    2. To foretell; to predict; to presage.
             Darest thou . . . divine his downfall? --Shak.
    3. To render divine; to deify. [Obs.]
             Living on earth like angel new divined. --Spenser.
    Syn: To foretell; predict; presage; prophesy; prognosticate;
         forebode; guess; conjecture; surmise.
  4. \Di*vine"\, v. i.
    1. To use or practice divination; to foretell by divination;
       to utter prognostications.
             The prophets thereof divine for money. --Micah iii.
    2. To have or feel a presage or foreboding.
             Suggest but truth to my divining thoughts. --Shak.
    3. To conjecture or guess; as, to divine rightly.
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