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.
- divine comedy,
- divine healing,
- divine liturgy,
- divine mind,
- divine mother
Origin of divine
Examples from the Web for 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|DAILY BEAST
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|Kevin Fallon|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When a popular Sunni televangelist does it, to forgive is divine.Disco Mullah Blasphemy Row Highlights Pakistan’s Hypocrisy|Shaheen Pasha|December 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Jay Michaelson|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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?|Jay Parini|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He is here, adorning, by a life of severe simplicity and divine benevolence, the doctrine he has espoused.Aurelian|William Ware
It is only the Gospel which unites them, in a right manner, “by a divine art.”Pascal|John Tulloch
Nothing is to be done without the divine afflatus, and plenty of it.My Contemporaries In Fiction|David Christie Murray
Self-respect in man is ultimately based on reverence for the Divine.
A low, naturalistic conception of the Divine lends itself to immoral purposes.
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.