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Definitions of divine

  1. the Judeo- Christian God
  2. a clergyman or other person in religious orders
  3. perceive intuitively or through some inexplicable perceptive powers
  4. emanating from God; " divine judgment"; " divine guidance"; " everything is black1 or white... satanic or godlyt"- Saturday Rev.
  5. 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
  6. resulting from divine providence; " providential care"; " a providential visitation"
  7. 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
  8. devoted to or in the service or worship of a deity; " divine worship"; " divine liturgy"
  9. discover intuitively
  10. terms referring to the Judeo- Christian God
  11. search by divining, as if with a rod; " He claimed he could divine underground water"
  12. Of or belonging to God; as, divine perfections; the divine will.
  13. Proceeding from God; as, divine judgments.
  14. Appropriated to God, or celebrating his praise; religious; pious; holy; as, divine service; divine songs; divine worship.
  15. 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.
  16. Presageful; foreboding; prescient.
  17. Relating to divinity or theology.
  18. One skilled in divinity; a theologian.
  19. To foresee or foreknow; to detect; to anticipate; to conjecture.
  20. To foretell; to predict; to presage.
  21. To render divine; to deify.
  22. To use or practice divination; to foretell by divination; to utter prognostications.
  23. To have or feel a presage or foreboding.
  24. To conjecture or guess; as, to divine rightly.
  25. Partaking of the nature of God; sacred; holy; pertaining to theology.
  26. A theologian; clergyman.
  27. To guess or foresee; know by intuition; presage.
  28. To conjecture; guess.
  29. Belonging to or proceeding from God: devoted to God's service: holy: sacred: excellent in the highest degree.
  30. One skilled in divine things: a minister of the gospel: a theologian.
  31. To foresee or foretell as if divinely inspired: to guess or make out.
  32. To profess or practice divination: to have forebodings.
  33. DIVINELY.
  34. Pertaining to God or a deity; sacred.
  35. To foresee or foretell the future; have supernatural insight into; find out.
  36. To find out or foretell by assumed supernatural aid; prognosticate; surmise; guess.
  37. Pertaining to, proceeding from, or of the nature of God or of a god; sacred; excellent; godlike.
  38. Pertaining to divinity or theology.
  39. Pertaining to God; pertaining to a heathen god; of the nature of God; proceeding from God; godlike; heavenly; excellent in the highest degree; extraordinary; apparently superhuman; devoted to the service of God or His praise; pertaining to theology.
  40. A minister of the gospel; a man skilled in divinity; a theologian.
  41. To know beforehand; to foretell; to conjecture.
  42. To use or practise divination; to utter presages; to have presages; to guess or conjecture. Divine right, the allegation that a ruler holds his right to rule direct from God, and is not responsible for his actions as such to any lower tribunal or authority.
  43. Pert. to the true God; heavenly; sacred; excellent in the highest degree; above human.
  44. A minister of the Gospel; a clergyman; a priest.
  45. To foretell or predict; to use or practise divination; to guess or conjecture.

Usage examples for divine

  1. This is because thought is divine. – The Grey Cloak by Harold MacGrath
  2. Yes, yes, she truly loves her divine art. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  3. Religion, in the sense of trust in divine wisdom, can do much to originate and maintain this imperturbed frame of mind. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  4. St. John the Divine. – Great Masters in Painting: Perugino by George C. Williamson
  5. We live and move and have our being on the divine side of things. – The Life Radiant by Lilian Whiting
  6. However that may be, even our new divine lord is afraid. – Moon of Israel by H. Rider Haggard
  7. But to do it gives me the most divine joy, which I can't describe. – The Brightener by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  8. Again the divine inclined his head, though the assent was accompanied by slight smile. – The Monikins by J. Fenimore Cooper
  9. As a system, however, the latter alone is of Divine authority. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  10. Great news this, wrote Shaw to Frances, about the Divine Doctor. – Gilbert Keith Chesterton by Maisie Ward
  11. But she is Divine and has herself come down from heaven; so she does not guess, or think, or hope- she knows. – Paradoxes of Catholicism by Robert Hugh Benson
  12. This divine gift it is for us to use wisely. – The Pleasures of Life by Sir John Lubbock
  13. But what about divine justice? – Love's Final Victory by Horatio
  14. Not many, we may be sure; for the good lady had not heard more than six from any other divine for the last twenty years. – Madam Crowl's Ghost and The Dead Sexton by Joseph Sheridan LeFanu
  15. We had no difficulty to divine the cause. – The Voodoo Gold Trail by Walter Walden
  16. As a system, the latter alone is of Divine authority. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  17. In reality the maherry had made off with him, though for what reason the sailor could not divine. – The Boy Slaves by Mayne Reid
  18. Love of the soul is the divine part of the business, but it cannot exist without love of the body. – The Point of View by Elinor Glyn
  19. The divine nature of the angel was touched; for love is the nature of the sons of heaven. – The Pilgrims Of The Rhine by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  20. " But what of the miller's little sweetheart with the short hair and the divine smile? – The Miller Of Old Church by Ellen Glasgow
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