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adj. di·vin·er, di·vin·est
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.
a. Supremely good or beautiful; magnificent: a divine performance of the concerto.
b. Extremely pleasant; delightful: had a divine time at the ball.
1. A cleric.
2. A theologian.
v. di·vined, di·vin·ing, di·vines
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.
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.
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(dɪˈvaɪ nər)

1. a person who divines; soothsayer; prophet.
2. a person skilled in using a divining rod.
[1300–50; Middle English divinour < Anglo-French < Late Latin dīvīnātor soothsayer = Latin dīvīnā(re) to divine + -tor -tor]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.diviner - someone who claims to discover hidden knowledge with the aid of supernatural powersdiviner - someone who claims to discover hidden knowledge with the aid of supernatural powers
geomancer - one who practices geomancy
hydromancer - one who practices hydromancy
lithomancer - one who practices lithomancy
necromancer - one who practices divination by conjuring up the dead
oneiromancer - someone who divines through the interpretation of dreams
onomancer - one who practices onomancy
oracle, prophesier, prophet, vaticinator, seer - an authoritative person who divines the future
pyromancer - one who practices pyromancy
illusionist, seer, visionary - a person with unusual powers of foresight
dowser, rhabdomancer, water witch - someone who uses a divining rod to find underground water
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noun psychic, prophet, visionary, oracle, astrologer, seer, clairvoyant, augur, fortune teller, soothsayer, sibyl, crystal-gazer I was called Merlin the diviner.
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A person who foretells future events by or as if by supernatural means:
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مُتَنَبِّئ، عَرّاف، مُتَكَهِّن
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[dɪˈvaɪnəʳ] Nadivinador(a) m/f; (= water diviner) → zahorí mf
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(of future)Wahrsager(in) m(f)
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[dɪˈvaɪnəʳ] n (water diviner) → rabdomante m/f
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(diˈvain) adjective
1. of or belonging to God or a god. divine wisdom.
2. very good or excellent. What divine weather!
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.
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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."
SOCRATES: You must be a diviner, Anytus, for I really cannot make out, judging from your own words, how, if you are not acquainted with them, you know about them.
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. "Then you hope?" said d'Avrigny, with surprise.
“You do me too much credit, Miss Grant,” said the heiress; “I am no diviner of thoughts, or interpreter of expressions.”
And the Centaurs were gathered against them on the other side with Petraeus and Asbolus the diviner, Arctus, and Ureus, and black-haired Mimas, and the two sons of silver, and they had pinetrees of gold in their hands, and they were rushing together as though they were alive and striking at one another hand to hand with spears and with pines.
'I have known divine actresses before now, sir, I used to collect--at least I used to CALL for--and very often call for--the water-rate at the house of a divine actress, who lived in my beat for upwards of four year but never--no, never, sir of all divine creatures, actresses or no actresses, did I see a diviner one than is Henrietta Petowker.'