Definitions for: Divine


[n] the Judeo-Christian God
[n] a clergyman or other person in religious orders
[adj] of such surpassing excellence as to suggest divine inspiration; "her pies were simply divine"; "the divine Shakespeare"; "an elysian meal"; "an inspired performance"
[adj] emanating from God; "divine judgment"; "divine guidance"; "everything is black1 or white...satanic or godlyt"-Saturday Rev.
[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
[adj] resulting from divine providence; "providential care"; "a providential visitation"
[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
[adj] devoted to or in the service or worship of a deity; "divine worship"; "divine liturgy"
[v] discover intuitively
[v] search by divining, as if with a rod, of underground water or metals
[v] perceive intuitively or through some inexplicable perceptive powers



Webster (1913) Definition: 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
worship.

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.''
--Shak.

A divine sentence is in the lips of the king.
--Prov. xvi.
10.

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.


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.
Woodbridge.


Di*vine", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Divined; p. pr. & vb.
n. Divining.] [L. divinare: cf. F. deviner. See
Divination.]
1. To foresee or foreknow; to detect; to anticipate; to
conjecture.

A sagacity which divined the evil designs.
--Bancroft.

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.


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.
11.

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.

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

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