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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.
For it is a thousand times more credible, that four mutable elements, and one immutable fifth essence, duly and eternally placed, need no God, than that an army of infinite small portions, or seeds unplaced, should have produced this order and beauty, without a divine marshal.
The favourite phrase of the former, was the natural beauty of virtue; that of the latter, was the divine power of grace.
This is the sort of instinct which is possessed by statesmen, who are not wise or knowing persons, but only inspired or divine.
The first is to defend the Catholic faith; the second, to defend one's life, which is in accordance with natural and divine law; the third, in defence of one's honour, family, and property; the fourth, in the service of one's king in a just war; and if to these we choose to add a fifth (which may be included in the second), in defence of one's country.
Ah, my dear friend, our divine Saviour's words, that it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God, are terribly true.
And in Four Dimensions shall not a moving Cube -- alas, for Analogy, and alas for the Progress of Truth, if it be not so -- shall not, I say, the motion of a divine Cube result in a still more divine Organization with SIXTEEN terminal points?
the daughters of Hecaterus) were born the divine mountain Nymphs and the tribe of worthless, helpless Satyrs, and the divine Curetes, sportive dancers.
It was his neighbor, a young Divine, who lived on the same floor.
This said he paus'd not, but with ventrous Arme He pluckt, he tasted; mee damp horror chil'd At such bold words voucht with a deed so bold: But he thus overjoy'd, O Fruit Divine, Sweet of thy self, but much more sweet thus cropt, Forbidd'n here, it seems, as onely fit For Gods, yet able to make Gods of Men: And why not Gods of Men, since good, the more Communicated, more abundant growes, The Author not impair'd, but honourd more?
A CELEBRATED Divine having affirmed the fallibility of the Bible, was asked why, then, he preached the religion founded upon it.
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.