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divine
WordNet 2.0
  • terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
  • a clergyman or other person in religious orders
  • search by divining, as if with a rod
  • "He claimed he could divine underground water"
  • perceive intuitively or through some inexplicable perceptive powers
  • of such surpassing excellence as to suggest divine inspiration
  • "her pies were simply divine"
  • "the divine Shakespeare"
  • "an elysian meal"
  • "an inspired performance"
  • emanating from God
  • "divine judgment"
  • "divine guidance"
  • "everything is black1 or white...satanic or godlyt"-Saturday Rev.
  • being or having the nature of a god
  • "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
  • ''tis God-like to create"-J.G.Saxe
  • resulting from divine providence
  • "providential care"
  • "a providential visitation"
  • 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
  • devoted to or in the service or worship of a deity
  • "divine worship"
  • "divine liturgy"
divine
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
  • 1. Of or belonging to God; as, divine perfections; the divine will. "The immensity of the divine nature." Paley.

    2. Proceeding from God; as, divine judgments. "Divine protection." Bacon.

    3. Appropriated to God, or celebrating his praise; religious; pious; holy; as, divine service; divine songs; divine worship.

    4. Pertaining to, or proceeding from, a deity; partaking of the nature of a god or the gods. "The divine Apollo said." Shak.

    5. Godlike; heavenly; excellent in the highest degree; supremely admirable; apparently above what is human. In this application, the word admits of comparison; as, the divinest mind. Sir J. Davies. "The divine Desdemona." Shak.

    "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.

    6. Presageful; foreboding; prescient. [Obs.]

    "Yet oft his heart, divine of something ill, Misgave him." -- Milton.

    7. Relating to divinity or theology.

    "Church history and other divine learning." -- South.

    Syn. -- Supernatural; superhuman; godlike; heavenly; celestial; pious; holy; sacred; preëminent.

  • 1. One skilled in divinity; a theologian. "Poets were the first divines." Denham.

    2. A minister of the gospel; a priest; a clergyman.

    "The first divines of New England were surpassed by none in extensive erudition." -- J. Woodbridge.

  • 1. To foresee or foreknow; to detect; to anticipate; to conjecture.

    "A sagacity which divined the evil designs." -- Bancroft.

    2. To foretell; to predict; to presage.

    "Darest thou . . . divine his downfall?" -- Shak.

    3. 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.

  • 1. To use or practice divination; to foretell by divination; to utter prognostications.

    "The prophets thereof divine for money." -- Micah iii. 11.

    2. To have or feel a presage or foreboding.

    "Suggest but truth to my divining thoughts." -- Shak.

    3. To conjecture or guess; as, to divine rightly.

 

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