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 diviningvisualize, foresee, deduce, foretell, discern, infer, surmise, guess, apprehend, suppose, anticipate, conjecture, perceive, predict, see, suspect, prognosticate, understand, intuit, forebode
Examples from the Web for divining
Contemporary Examples of divining
Her father fled Libya four years after Col. Gaddafi came to power, divining where the country was heading.Libya: Former Exiles Chafe Over Surge of Salafism
September 23, 2012
There is a need to go deeper into a so-called spiritual belief system of your own divining.The Stars Predict Your Week
Starsky + Cox
September 10, 2011
Historical Examples of divining
I said curtly, divining that the moment was one in which to adopt a tone with him.Ruggles of Red Gap
Harry Leon Wilson
So I s'pose, sir; nobody is better at guessing and divining than Mr. Dodge.Homeward Bound
James Fenimore Cooper
And, as if divining his thought, she turned to him and spoke.Cleo The Magnificent
Charlotte, divining that somebody was behind her, started and raised her head.Fruitfulness
Thunder-maker's method of divining was very simple after all—nay, even childish.The Fiery Totem
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.