- 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
Examples from the Web for divined
He was talking about what could be divined from the final burst of data.The Secrets of Flight 447
June 6, 2009
It is a happy man who has divined the leisure of eternity, so he feels it, like what you say, 'in his bones.'
She divined him, moreover, to be a blend of boldness and timidity.
He was old and bleary, unmistakably dirty too—but he had divined Sidney's romance.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
He divined the nature of the ordeal through which he had gone.The Rock of Chickamauga
Joseph A. Altsheler
And now he saw it clearly—dolt that he had been not to have divined it ere this!The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
- 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 divined
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.