from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having the nature of or being a deity.
  • adj. Of, relating to, emanating from, or being the expression of a deity: sought divine guidance through meditation.
  • adj. Being in the service or worship of a deity; sacred.
  • adj. Superhuman; godlike.
  • adj. Supremely good or beautiful; magnificent: a divine performance of the concerto.
  • adj. Extremely pleasant; delightful: had a divine time at the ball.
  • adj. Heavenly; perfect.
  • n. A cleric.
  • n. A theologian.
  • transitive v. To foretell through or as if through the art of divination. See Synonyms at foretell.
  • transitive v. To know by inspiration, intuition, or reflection.
  • transitive v. To guess.
  • transitive v. To locate (underground water or minerals) with a divining rod; douse.
  • intransitive v. To practice divination.
  • intransitive v. To guess.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. of or pertaining to a god
  • adj. eternal, holy, or otherwise supernatural.
  • adj. of superhuman or surpassing excellence
  • adj. beautiful, heavenly
  • n. a theologian or cleric
  • n. a metaphor for a deity, especially the Christian one.
  • v. to foretell (something), especially by the use of divination
  • v. to guess (something)
  • v. to search for (underground objects or water) using a divining rod

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or belonging to God
  • adj. Proceeding from God.
  • adj. Appropriated to God, or celebrating his praise; religious; pious; holy
  • adj. Pertaining to, or proceeding from, a deity; partaking of the nature of a god or the gods.
  • adj. Godlike; heavenly; excellent in the highest degree; supremely admirable; apparently above what is human. In this application, the word admits of comparison.
  • adj. Presageful; foreboding; prescient.
  • adj. Relating to divinity or theology.
  • n. One skilled in divinity; a theologian.
  • n. A minister of the gospel; a priest; a clergyman.
  • intransitive v. To use or practice divination; to foretell by divination; to utter prognostications.
  • intransitive v. To have or feel a presage or foreboding.
  • intransitive v. To conjecture or guess.
  • transitive v. To foresee or foreknow; to detect; to anticipate; to conjecture.
  • transitive v. To foretell; to predict; to presage.
  • transitive v. To render divine; to deify.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to, of the nature of, or proceeding from God, or a god or heathen deity: as, divine perfections; divine judgments; the divine honors paid to the Roman emperors; a being half human, half divine; divine oracles.
  • Addressed or appropriated to God; religious; sacred: as, divine worship; divine service, songs, or ascriptions.
  • Godlike; heavenly; excellent in the highest degree; extraordinary; apparently above what is human.
  • Divining; presageful; foreboding; prescient.
  • Relating to divinity or theology.
  • Of the clergy, a claim of divine authority for particular persons and particular forms of ecclesiastical government. An instance in the Roman Catholic Church is the still unsettled claim of the bishops to power in their several dioceses, as opposed to the papal theory that they rule mediately through the pope.
  • Synonyms Holy, sacred.
  • Supernatural, superhuman.
  • n. A man skilled in divinity; a theologian: as, a great divine; “the Revelation of St. John the Divine.”
  • n. A minister of the gospel; a priest; a clergyman.
  • n. A diviner; a prophet.
  • n. Divinity.
  • n. Synonyms Clergyman, Priest, etc. See minister, n.
  • To learn or make out by or as if by divination; foretell; presage.
  • To make out by observation or otherwise; conjecture; guess.
  • To render divine; deify; consecrate; sanctify.
  • Synonyms To prognosticate, predict, prophesy.
  • To see through, penetrate.
  • To use or practise divination.
  • To afford or impart presages of the future; utter presages or prognostications.
  • To have presages or forebodings.
  • To make a guess or conjecture: as, you have divined rightly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. appropriate to or befitting a god
  • adj. being of such surpassing excellence as to suggest inspiration by the gods
  • adj. being or having the nature of a god
  • n. a clergyman or other person in religious orders
  • adj. devoted to or in the service or worship of a deity
  • n. terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
  • adj. emanating from God
  • v. perceive intuitively or through some inexplicable perceptive powers
  • adj. resulting from divine providence
  • v. search by divining, as if with a rod


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Middle English, from Old French devine, from Latin dīvīnus, divine, foreseeing, from dīvus, god. V., Middle English divinen, from Old French deviner, from Latin dīvīnāre, from dīvīnus.

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From Old French devin, from Latin dīvīnus, from divus ("god").

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From Middle French deviner, from Latin divino.


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