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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.


(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]
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


noun psychic, prophet, visionary, oracle, astrologer, seer, clairvoyant, augur, fortune teller, soothsayer, sibyl, crystal-gazer I was called Merlin the diviner.


A person who foretells future events by or as if by supernatural means:
مُتَنَبِّئ، عَرّاف، مُتَكَهِّن
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[dɪˈvaɪnəʳ] Nadivinador(a) m/f; (= water diviner) → zahorí mf


(of future)Wahrsager(in) m(f)


[dɪˈvaɪnəʳ] n (water diviner) → rabdomante m/f


(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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