- 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 divinely
They were honest readers doing their best to understand a book they believed was divinely inspired and free from error.‘The Principle’: Geocentrism is What Real Biblical Literalism Looks Like
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April 10, 2014
But regardless of what many Indians believe, India is not a divinely ordained idea.India’s Newest State Telangana Is Bosnia Redux
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I had many black people tell me I was crazy or divinely misdirected to think they would elect a black state-wide in Illinois.The Historic Gathering of America’s African-American Senators
March 4, 2014
This divinely inspired video of a teenage Vin Diesel breakdancing is one such gift.Vin Diesel’s 6 Greatest YouTube Masterpieces
January 29, 2014
"The GIRL taps out some coke from a vial onto ASHLEIGH'S chest," in one of the most divinely ridiculous Sorkinisms to date.Mark Zuckerberg, Movie Villain
May 24, 2010
O—— talks nonsense as agreeably as ever, and dances as divinely.Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10)
It was a strange abduction; but Kirsty was divinely simple, and that way strange.Heather and Snow
Germany, he said, had been divinely ordained to conquer the world and purify it.
Vere was almost as divinely free from self-consciousness as her father had been.A Spirit in Prison
"He is only twenty-one and divinely beautiful," said Cassy, with a ravishing gesture.Monday or Tuesday
- 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 divinely
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.