divine Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
Jehovah; Creator; God Almighty; Almighty; Lord; Maker; Godhead.
noun a clergyman or other person in religious orders
cleric; ecclesiastic; churchman.
verb perceive intuitively or through some inexplicable perceptive powers
verb search by divining, as if with a rod
- He claimed he could divine underground water
adjective satellite emanating from God
- divine judgment
- divine guidance
- everything is black or white...satanic or godly"-Saturday Review
adjective satellite resulting from divine providence
- providential care
- a providential visitation
adjective satellite being or having the nature of a god; 'tis God-like to create"-J.G.Saxe
- 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
adjective satellite devoted to or in the service or worship of a deity
- divine worship
- divine liturgy
adjective satellite 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
adjective satellite 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
Of or belonging to God;"The immensity of the divine nature." Paley. as, divineperfections; the divinewill.
Proceeding from God;"Divine protection." Bacon. as,. divinejudgments
Appropriated to God, or celebrating his praise; religious; pious; holy; as, divineservice; divinesongs; divineworship.
Pertaining to, or proceeding from, a deity; partaking of the nature of a god or the gods."The divine Apollo said." Shak.
Godlike; heavenly; excellent in the highest degree; supremely admirable; apparently above what is human. In this application, the word admits of comparison;"The divine Desdemona." Shak. as, the. Sir J. Davies. divinestmind
A divine sentence is in the lips of the king. Prov. xvi. 10.
But not to one in this benighted age Is that diviner inspiration given. Gray.
Presageful; foreboding; prescient.Obs.
Yet oft his heart, divine of something ill, Misgave him. Milton.
Relating to divinity or theology.
Church history and other divine learning. South.
Syn. -- Supernatural; superhuman; godlike; heavenly; celestial; pious; holy; sacred; preëminent.
One skilled in divinity; a theologian."Poets were the first divines." Denham.
A minister of the gospel; a priest; a clergyman.
The first divines of New England were surpassed by none in extensive erudition. J. Woodbridge.
Di*vine" transitive verb
To foresee or foreknow; to detect; to anticipate; to conjecture.
A sagacity which divined the evil designs. Bancroft.
To foretell; to predict; to presage.
Darest thou . . . divine his downfall? Shak.
To render divine; to deify.Obs.
Living on earth like angel new divined. Spenser.
Syn. -- To foretell; predict; presage; prophesy; prognosticate; forebode; guess; conjecture; surmise.
Di*vine" intransitive verb
To use or practice divination; to foretell by divination; to utter prognostications.
The prophets thereof divine for money. Micah iii. 11.
To have or feel a presage or foreboding.
Suggest but truth to my divining thoughts. Shak.
To conjecture or guess; as, to. divinerightly