Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who professes or practises divination; one who pretends to predict events, or to reveal hidden things, by the aid of superior beings or of supernatural means, or by the use of the divining-rod.
  • noun One who guesses; a conjecturer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who professes divination; one who pretends to predict events, or to reveal occult things, by supernatural means.
  • noun A conjecture; a guesser; one who makes out occult things.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who foretells the future.
  • noun One who searches for underground objects or water using a divining rod.

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

  • noun someone who claims to discover hidden knowledge with the aid of supernatural powers

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Examples

  • A diviner is a mystic who can see into the spiritual realm, identifying witches and reading the past or predicting the future using spiritually significant objects, such as cowrie shells or, in this case, streaks of spilled alcohol.

    Spellbound

  • A diviner is a mystic who can see into the spiritual realm, identifying witches and reading the past or predicting the future using spiritually significant objects, such as cowrie shells or, in this case, streaks of spilled alcohol.

    Spellbound

  • A diviner is a mystic who can see into the spiritual realm, identifying witches and reading the past or predicting the future using spiritually significant objects, such as cowrie shells or, in this case, streaks of spilled alcohol.

    Spellbound

  • Having called a diviner he proceeded to sacrifice.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • Two at least are needed for oneness; and the greater the number of individuals, the greater, the lovelier, the richer, the diviner is the possible unity.

    Unspoken Sermons Second Series

  • Two at least are needed for oneness; and the greater the number of individuals, the greater, the lovelier, the richer, the diviner is the possible unity.

    Unspoken Sermons Series I., II., and II.

  • Let us therefore proceed to the deeper and diviner, that is, to the interior and intrinsic authority of the Church of Christ.

    The Grounds of Faith: Four Lectures.

  • Loughner, 22, was at one point a frequent user of the plant, also known as diviner's sage, which he began smoking while in high school during a time in which he was also experimenting with marijuana, hallucinogenic mushrooms and other drugs, according to friends.

    The Seattle Times

  • Mr. Loughner, 22, was at one point a frequent user of the plant, also known as diviner's sage, which he began smoking while in high school during a time in which he was also experimenting with marijuana, hallucinogenic mushrooms and other drugs, according to friends.

    NYT > Home Page

  • (untaught, unskilled) included dreams and oracles in which the diviner was a passive subject of inspiration, and the prediction that from a power supposed to be then and there within him.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 5: Diocese-Fathers of Mercy

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