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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 ?
She could not speak, but she did `hold on', and the warm grasp of the friendly human hand comforted her sore heart, and seemed to lead her nearer to the Divine arm which alone could uphold her in her trouble.
The seeds of my ardour were the sparks from that divine flame whereby more than a thousand have kindled; I speak of the "Aeneid," mother to me and nurse to me in poetry.
Perhaps she will never again suffer a poor, unworthy earthling to walk in the shadow of her divine presence.
You have no warranty for such an audacious doctrine, nor any covenant to support it," cried David who was deeply tinctured with the subtle distinctions which, in his time , and more especially in his province, had been drawn around the beautiful simplicity of revelation, by endeavoring to penetrate the awful mystery of the divine nature, supplying faith by self-sufficiency, and by consequence, involving those who reasoned from such human dogmas in absurdities and doubt; "your temple is reared on the sands, and the first tempest will wash away its foundation.
And inaudible, too, by mortal ear, but heard with all-comprehending love and pity in the farthest heaven, that almost agony of prayer --now whispered, now a groan, now a struggling silence--wherewith she besought the Divine assistance through the day Evidently, this is to be a day of more than ordinary trial to Miss Hepzibah, who, for above a quarter of a century gone by, has dwelt in strict seclusion, taking no part in the business of life, and just as little in its intercourse and pleasures.
Had there been a Papist among the crowd of Puritans, he might have seen in this beautiful woman, so picturesque in her attire and mien, and with the infant at her bosom, an object to remind him of the image of Divine Maternity, which so many illustrious painters have vied with one another to represent; something which should remind him, indeed, but only by contrast, of that sacred image of sinless motherhood, whose infant was to redeem the world.
What I then and there took him to my heart for was something divine that I have never found to the same degree in any child-- his indescribable little air of knowing nothing in the world but love.
That wondrous oriental story is now to be rehearsed from the Shaster, which gives us the dread Vishnoo, one of the three persons in the godhead of the Hindoos; gives us this divine Vishnoo himself for our Lord; --Vishnoo, who, by the first of his ten earthly incarnations, has for ever set apart and sanctified the whale.
Nineteen hundred years that his words have been preached as divine, and here two armies of men are rending and tearing each other like the wild beasts of the forest
It not only divided States and churches, it divides families; ay, it divides the individual, separating the diabolical in him from the divine.
It would be well if all our lives were a divine tragedy even, instead of this trivial comedy or farce.
The question as to whether there is such a thing as divine right of kings is not settled in this book.