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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 ?
SOCRATES: But if not by knowledge, the only alternative which remains is that statesmen must have guided states by right opinion, which is in politics what divination is in religion; for diviners and also prophets say many things truly, but they know not what they say.
Miss Ingram placed herself at her leader's right hand; the other diviners filled the chairs on each side of him and her.
Then I knew that not by wisdom do poets write poetry, but by a sort of genius and inspiration; they are like diviners or soothsayers who also say many fine things, but do not understand the meaning of them.
NOT long ago, the writer of these lines, In the mad pride of intellectuality, Maintained "the power of words"--denied that ever A thought arose within the human brain Beyond the utterance of the human tongue: And now, as if in mockery of that boast, Two words-two foreign soft dissyllables-- Italian tones, made only to be murmured By angels dreaming in the moonlit "dew That hangs like chains of pearl on Hermon hill,"-- Have stirred from out the abysses of his heart, Unthought-like thoughts that are the souls of thought, Richer, far wider, far diviner visions Than even the seraph harper, Israfel,(Who has "the sweetest voice of all God's creatures") Could hope to utter.
With diviner features doth it now arise, seducing by its suffering; and verily
The sorrow that has been in her face--for it is not there now--seems to have purified even its innocent expression and to have given it a diviner quality.
But her voice is much diviner than anything you have seen of her.
As the lost umbrella had spoilt the concert at Queen's Hall, so the lost situation was obscuring the diviner harmonies now.
Gold and silver we will tell them that they have from God; the diviner metal is within them, and they have therefore no need of the dross which is current among men, and ought not to pollute the divine by any such earthly admixture; for that commoner metal has been the source of many unholy deeds, but their own is undefiled.
Dear, dear, it only shows that there is nothing diviner about a king than there is about a tramp, after all.
No," replied he with an air of triumph which would have puzzled the most clever diviner.
You do me too much credit, Miss Grant,” said the heiress; “I am no diviner of thoughts, or interpreter of expressions.