- of or relating to a god, especially the Supreme Being.
- addressed, appropriated, or devoted to God or a god; religious; sacred: divine worship.
- proceeding from God or a god: divine laws; divine guidance.
- godlike; characteristic of or befitting a deity: divine magnanimity.
- heavenly; celestial: the divine kingdom.
- extremely good; unusually lovely: He has the most divine tenor voice.
- being a god; being God: Zeus, Hera, and other divine beings in Greek mythology.
- of superhuman or surpassing excellence: Beauty is divine.
- Obsolete. of or relating to divinity or theology.
- a theologian; scholar in religion.
- a priest or member of the clergy.
- the Divine,
- (sometimes lowercase)the spiritual aspect of humans; the group of attributes and qualities of humankind regarded as godly or godlike.
- to discover or declare (something obscure or in the future) by divination; prophesy.
- to discover (water, metal, etc.) by means of a divining rod.
- to perceive by intuition or insight; conjecture: She divined personal details about her customers based on their clothing and accents. It was not difficult to divine his true intent.
- Archaic. to portend.
- to use or practice divination; prophesy.
- to have perception by intuition or insight; conjecture.
Origin of divine
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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
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
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
- of, relating to, or characterizing God or a deity
- of, relating to, or associated with religion or worshipthe divine liturgy
- of supreme excellence or worth
- informal splendid; perfect
- the divine (often capital) another term for God
- a priest, esp one learned in theology
- to perceive or understand (something) by intuition or insight
- to conjecture (something); guess
- to discern (a hidden or future reality) as though by supernatural power
- (tr) to search for (underground supplies of water, metal, etc) using a divining rod
Word Origin and History 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.