Definitions

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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.
  • n. One who guesses; a conjecturer.

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

  • n. 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • As long as the "Oracle from Arizona's" magical rectal pluck for 25 more years of Affirmative Action based on her being the "diviner" of the Constitution is valid, you have a gold mine.

    "There's always that doubt in the back of the minds of people of color... that you believe that somehow someone is better than you..."

  • Before the ban becomes a national phenomenon, be sure to try this at your next salvia party: When the "diviner" begins to go under, softly and maniacally giggle like a group of children frolicking on the Playground of Nightmares.

    Reason Magazine - All Reason Articles from the Past Year: Page 1

  • 13: 22; Heb. kosem, a "diviner," as rendered 1 Sam.

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

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