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 divinedmystical, spiritual, celestial, angelic, holy, eternal, marvelous, transcendent, supernatural, sacred, heavenly, wonderful, religious, visualize, foresee, deduce, foretell, discern, infer, surmise
Examples from the Web for divined
Contemporary Examples of divined
He was talking about what could be divined from the final burst of data.The Secrets of Flight 447
June 6, 2009
Historical Examples of divined
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
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.