adjective, di·vin·er, di·vin·est.
- (sometimes lowercase)the spiritual aspect of humans; the group of attributes and qualities of humankind regarded as godly or godlike.
verb (used with object), di·vined, di·vin·ing.
verb (used without object), di·vined, di·vin·ing.
Origin of divine
Synonyms for divine
Antonyms for divine
Related Words for divinemystical, spiritual, celestial, angelic, holy, eternal, marvelous, transcendent, supernatural, sacred, heavenly, wonderful, religious, visualize, foresee, deduce, foretell, discern, infer, surmise
Examples from the Web for divine
Contemporary Examples of divine
After the screening, Jolie, who says she renewed her faith in “the divine” during filming, met briefly with the pope.Pope Francis Has the Pleasure of Meeting Angelina Jolie for a Few Seconds
Barbie Latza Nadeau
January 8, 2015
Beyoncé has, for close to a decade now, been a deity in entertainment: untouchable, successful, divine.Bow Down, Bitches: How Beyoncé Turned an Elevator Brawl Into a Perfect Year
December 31, 2014
When a popular Sunni televangelist does it, to forgive is divine.Disco Mullah Blasphemy Row Highlights Pakistan’s Hypocrisy
December 21, 2014
In the 1980s, your community allowed hundreds of thousands of us to die because you believed AIDS was divine punishment.Do LGBTs Owe Christians an Olive Branch? Try The Other Way Around
December 14, 2014
Allah seems unlikely to enter into a “personal” relationship with Muslims, who readily submit to the divine will.Does Pope Francis Believe Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God?
December 7, 2014
Historical Examples of divine
I think this blessing comes from the Divine, by reason of the innocence of his life.
I asked, 'Is this the divine home, whence I departed into the body?'
Knowing the Milbreys, you will divine the warmth of their behaviour toward the son.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
What that truth may be, we leave to the intelligence of the reader to divine.
All ferocity must be misinterpretation of the divine law of harmony and mutual help.The Conquest of Fear
Word Origin for divine
c.1300, from Old French devin (12c.), from Latin divinus "of a god," from divus "a god," related to deus "god, deity" (see Zeus). Weakened sense of "excellent" had evolved by late 15c.
"to conjure, to guess," originally "to make out by supernatural insight," mid-14c., from Old French deviner, from Vulgar Latin *devinare, dissimilated from *divinare, from Latin divinus (see divine (adj.)), which also meant "soothsayer." Related: Divined; diviner; divining. Divining rod (or wand) attested from 1650s.
c.1300, "soothsayer," from Old French devin, from Latin divinus (adj.); see divine (adj.). Meaning "ecclesiastic, theologian" is from late 14c.