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divine

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adjective di·vine \də-ˈvīn\

Simple Definition of divine

  • : relating to or coming from God or a god

  • : very good

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of divine

diviner

divinest

  1. 1 a :  of, relating to, or proceeding directly from God or a god <divine love> b :  being a deity <the divine Savior> c :  directed to a deity <divine worship>

  2. 2 a :  supremely good :  superb <the pie was divine> b :  heavenly, godlike

divinely

adverb

Examples of divine in a sentence

  1. They prayed for divine intervention.

  2. <how about a piece of the most divine apple pie I've ever tasted!>



Origin and Etymology of divine

Middle English divin, from Anglo-French, from Latin divinus, from divus god — more at deity


First Known Use: 14th century

Other Christian Religious Terms


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divine

noun di·vine

Definition of divine



Examples of divine in a sentence

  1. <the great influence exerted by the Puritan divines in the Massachusetts Bay Colony>



Origin and Etymology of divine

Middle English, from Medieval Latin divinus, from Latin, soothsayer, from divinus, adjective


First Known Use: 14th century


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divine

verb di·vine

Simple Definition of divine

  • : to discover or understand (something) without having direct evidence

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of divine

divined

divining

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to discover by intuition or insight :  infer <divine the truth>

  3. 2 :  to discover or locate (as water or minerals underground) usually by means of a divining rod

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to practice divination :  prophesy

  6. 2 :  to perceive intuitively

Examples of divine in a sentence

  1. divine the answer to a question

  2. <it was easy to divine his intention of asking his girlfriend to marry him>



Origin and Etymology of divine

Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French deviner, from Latin divinare, from divinus, noun


First Known Use: 14th century

Synonym Discussion of divine

foresee, foreknow, divine, anticipate mean to know beforehand. foresee implies nothing about how the knowledge is derived and may apply to ordinary reasoning and experience <economists should have foreseen the recession>. foreknow usually implies supernatural assistance, as through revelation <if only we could foreknow our own destinies>. divine adds to foresee the suggestion of exceptional wisdom or discernment <was able to divine Europe's rapid recovery from the war>. anticipate implies taking action about or responding emotionally to something before it happens <the waiter anticipated our every need>.


DIVINE Defined for Kids

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divine

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adjective di·vine \də-ˈvīn\

Definition of divine for Students

  1. 1 :  of or relating to God or a god <divine will>

  2. 2 :  being in praise of God :  religious, holy <divine worship>

  3. 3 :  like a god <The pharaohs of ancient Egypt were considered divine.>

  4. 4 :  very good

divinely

adverb



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divine

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verb di·vine

Definition of divine for Students

divined

divining

  1. 1 :  to discover or understand something by using intuition

  2. 2 :  to foretell the future by using signs and omens or magic powers





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