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di·vine

 (dĭ-vīn′)
adj. di·vin·er, di·vin·est
1.
a. Having the nature of or being a deity.
b. Of, relating to, emanating from, or being the expression of a deity: sought divine guidance through meditation.
c. Being in the service or worship of a deity; sacred.
2. Superhuman; godlike.
3.
a. Supremely good or beautiful; magnificent: a divine performance of the concerto.
b. Extremely pleasant; delightful: had a divine time at the ball.
n.
1. A cleric.
2. A theologian.
v. di·vined, di·vin·ing, di·vines
v.tr.
1. To foretell, especially by divination. See Synonyms at foretell.
2. To guess or know by inspiration or intuition: somehow divined the answer despite not having read the assignment.
3. To locate (underground water or minerals) with a divining rod; douse.
v.intr.
1. To practice divination.
2. To guess.

[Middle English, from Old French devine, from Latin dīvīnus, divine, foreseeing, from dīvus, god; see dyeu- in Indo-European roots. V., Middle English divinen, from Old French deviner, from Latin dīvīnāre, from dīvīnus.]

di·vine′ly adv.
di·vine′ness n.
di·vin′er n.

divine

(dɪˈvaɪn)
adj
1. (Theology) of, relating to, or characterizing God or a deity
2. godlike
3. (Theology) of, relating to, or associated with religion or worship: the divine liturgy.
4. of supreme excellence or worth
5. informal splendid; perfect
n
6. (Theology) the divine (often capital) another term for God
7. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a priest, esp one learned in theology
vb
8. to perceive or understand (something) by intuition or insight
9. to conjecture (something); guess
10. to discern (a hidden or future reality) as though by supernatural power
11. (Mining & Quarrying) (tr) to search for (underground supplies of water, metal, etc) using a divining rod
[C14: from Latin dīvīnus, from dīvus a god; related to deus a god]
diˈvinable adj
diˈvinely adv
diˈvineness n
diˈviner n

di•vine

(dɪˈvaɪn)

adj. -vin•er, -vin•est, adj.
1. of, like, or from a god, esp. the Supreme Being.
2. addressed or devoted to God or a god; religious; sacred: divine worship.
3. heavenly; celestial: the divine kingdom.
4. Informal. extremely good; unusually lovely.
5. being a god; being God.
6. of superhuman or surpassing excellence.
7. Obs. of or pertaining to divinity or theology.
n.
8. a theologian; scholar in religion.
9. a priest or cleric.
10. the Divine,
a. God.
b. the spiritual aspect in humans regarded as godly or godlike.
v.t.
11. to discover or declare by divination; prophesy.
12. to discover (water, metal, etc.) by means of a divining rod.
13. to perceive by intuition or insight; conjecture.
14. Archaic. to portend.
v.i.
15. to use or practice divination; prophesy.
16. to have perception by intuition or insight; conjecture.
[1275–1325; « Latin dīvīnus=dīv(us) god + -īnus -ine1; (v.) Middle English (< Old French deviner) < Latin dīvīnāre, derivative of dīvīnus]
di•vine′ly, adv.

divine


Past participle: divined
Gerund: divining

Imperative
divine
divine
Present
I divine
you divine
he/she/it divines
we divine
you divine
they divine
Preterite
I divined
you divined
he/she/it divined
we divined
you divined
they divined
Present Continuous
I am divining
you are divining
he/she/it is divining
we are divining
you are divining
they are divining
Present Perfect
I have divined
you have divined
he/she/it has divined
we have divined
you have divined
they have divined
Past Continuous
I was divining
you were divining
he/she/it was divining
we were divining
you were divining
they were divining
Past Perfect
I had divined
you had divined
he/she/it had divined
we had divined
you had divined
they had divined
Future
I will divine
you will divine
he/she/it will divine
we will divine
you will divine
they will divine
Future Perfect
I will have divined
you will have divined
he/she/it will have divined
we will have divined
you will have divined
they will have divined
Future Continuous
I will be divining
you will be divining
he/she/it will be divining
we will be divining
you will be divining
they will be divining
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been divining
you have been divining
he/she/it has been divining
we have been divining
you have been divining
they have been divining
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been divining
you will have been divining
he/she/it will have been divining
we will have been divining
you will have been divining
they will have been divining
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been divining
you had been divining
he/she/it had been divining
we had been divining
you had been divining
they had been divining
Conditional
I would divine
you would divine
he/she/it would divine
we would divine
you would divine
they would divine
Past Conditional
I would have divined
you would have divined
he/she/it would have divined
we would have divined
you would have divined
they would have divined
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.divine - terms referring to the Judeo-Christian GodDivine - terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
Blessed Trinity, Holy Trinity, Sacred Trinity, Trinity - the union of the Father and Son and Holy Ghost in one Godhead
hypostasis of Christ, hypostasis - any of the three persons of the Godhead constituting the Trinity especially the person of Christ in which divine and human natures are united
2.divine - a clergyman or other person in religious ordersdivine - a clergyman or other person in religious orders
clergyman, man of the cloth, reverend - a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church
ordainer - a cleric who ordains; a cleric who admits someone to holy orders
pardoner - a medieval cleric who raised money for the church by selling papal indulgences
pluralist - a cleric who holds more than one benefice at a time
Verb1.divine - perceive intuitively or through some inexplicable perceptive powers
perceive, comprehend - to become aware of through the senses; "I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon"
chiromance - divine by reading someone's palms; "The Gypsies chiromanced"; "She refused to chiromance my fate"
2.divine - search by divining, as if with a rod; "He claimed he could divine underground water"
dowse - use a divining rod in search of underground water or metal
look for, search, seek - try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of; "The police are searching for clues"; "They are searching for the missing man in the entire county"
Adj.1.divine - emanating from God; "divine judgment"; "divine guidance"; "everything is black or white...satanic or godly"-Saturday Review
heavenly - of or belonging to heaven or god
2.divine - resulting from divine providence; "providential care"; "a providential visitation"
heavenly - of or belonging to heaven or god
3.divine - 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
heavenly - of or belonging to heaven or god
4.divine - devoted to or in the service or worship of a deity; "divine worship"; "divine liturgy"
sacred - concerned with religion or religious purposes; "sacred texts"; "sacred rites"; "sacred music"
5.divine - 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
superhuman - above or beyond the human or demanding more than human power or endurance; "superhuman beings"; "superhuman strength"; "soldiers driven mad by superhuman misery"
6.divine - being of such surpassing excellence as to suggest inspiration by the gods; "her pies were simply divine"; "the divine Shakespeare"; "an elysian meal"; "an inspired performance"
glorious - having or deserving or conferring glory; "a long and glorious career"; "our glorious literature"

divine

verb
2. dowse (for water or minerals) find through dowsing I was divining for water.

divine

adjective
1. Of, from, like, or being a god or God:
2. In the service or worship of God or a god:
noun
A person ordained for service in a Christian church:
Informal: reverend.
verb
1. To tell about or make known (future events) by or as if by supernatural means:
2. To know in advance:
Translations
إلهي، رَبّانيرائِعيَتَكَهَّن، يَكْشِف
božíbožskýuhádnout
anegættegisneguddommelighimmelsk
aavistaaarvatajumalainentaivaallinenyli-inhimillinen
isteni
guîdómlegurhimneskur, frábærsegja fyrir um; giska á
dievaitisdieviškasdieviškumasmetalų ieškojimasmetalų ieškotojas
brīnišķīgsdievišķīgslielisksnojaustparedzēt
boskaboskiboskie
božíuhádnuť
božanskibožji

divine

1 [dɪˈvaɪn]
A. ADJ (Rel) → divino (fig) → sublimedivino, maravilloso
B. Nteólogo m
C. CPD divine right Nderecho m divino
divine service Nculto m, oficio m divino

divine

2 [dɪˈvaɪn] VTadivinar

divine

[dɪˈvaɪn]
adj
(= sent by god) → divin(e)
(old-fashioned) (= wonderful) → divin(e)
simply divine → absolument divin(e)
vt
[+ future] → prédire, présager
[+ truth, fact] → deviner, entrevoir
vi (= dowse) to divine for water → chercher à découvrir une source (à l'aide de baguettes)

divine

adj (Rel, fig inf) → göttlich; divine worshipAnbetung fGottes
nTheologe m; (= priest)Geistliche(r) m
vt
(= foretell) the futureweissagen, prophezeien
(liter: = make out) sb’s intentionserahnen, erspüren (liter)
(= find) water, metalaufspüren

divine

[dɪˈvaɪn]
1. adj (Rel) (fig) (old) → divino/a
what divine weather! → che tempo favoloso!
2. vt (future) → divinare, predire; (truth) → indovinare; (water) → individuare (tramite rabdomanzia)

divine

(diˈvain) adjective
1. of or belonging to God or a god. divine wisdom.
2. very good or excellent. What divine weather!
verb
to find out by keen understanding. I managed to divine the truth.
ˌdiviˈnation (divi-) noun
diˈviner noun
a person who has or claims a special ability to find hidden water or metals.
diˈvining noun
discovering the presence of underground water, metal etc by holding a diˈvining-rod which moves when held directly above the water etc. water-divining.
diˈvinity (-ˈvi-) plural diˈvinities noun
1. religious studies.
2. a god or goddess. The ancient Greeks worshipped many divinities.
3. the state of being divine. the divinity of God.
References in classic literature ?
The snapping of the fires, as they threw a powerful heat into the room, was alone heard, and each face and every eye were turned on the divine.
Jones was unnecessary to teach the congregation to rise; the solemnity of the divine effected this as by magic.
When the clergyman bent his knees in prayer and confession, the congregation so far imitated his example as to resume their seats; whence no succeeding effort of the divine, during the evening, was able to remove them in a body.
Before the divine reached the close of the confession, however, Richard reappeared at the door, and, as he moved lightly across the room, he took up the response, in a voice that betrayed no other concern than that of not being heard.
In the present instance he yielded, in many places, to the prejudices of his congregation; and when he had ended, there was not one of his new hearers who did not think the ceremonies less papal and offensive, and more conformant to his or her own notions of devout worship, than they had been led to expect from a service of forms, Richard found in the divine, during the evening, a most powerful co-operator in his religious schemes.
The favourite phrase of the former, was the natural beauty of virtue; that of the latter, was the divine power of grace.
And consequently does it not of necessity follow that the more divine offspring of the divine Cube in the Land of Four Dimensions, must have 8 bounding Cubes: and is not this also, as my Lord has taught me to believe, "strictly according to Analogy"?
the daughters of Hecaterus) were born the divine mountain Nymphs and the tribe of worthless, helpless Satyrs, and the divine Curetes, sportive dancers.
It certainly agrees in tone and character with the description of Xenophon, who says in the Memorabilia that Socrates might have been acquitted 'if in any moderate degree he would have conciliated the favour of the dicasts;' and who informs us in another passage, on the testimony of Hermogenes, the friend of Socrates, that he had no wish to live; and that the divine sign refused to allow him to prepare a defence, and also that Socrates himself declared this to be unnecessary, on the ground that all his life long he had been preparing against that hour.
He wishes them to know that the divine sign never interrupted him in the course of his defence; the reason of which, as he conjectures, is that the death to which he is going is a good and not an evil.
Yet this singular and almost accidental character of his mission agrees with the divine sign which, according to our notions, is equally accidental and irrational, and is nevertheless accepted by him as the guiding principle of his life.
I desired," replied the Dog, "merely to harmonise myself with the Divine Scheme of Things.