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adjective di·vine \də-ˈvīn\

Definition of divine

diviner

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divinest

  1. 1 religion a :  of, relating to, or proceeding directly from God (see 1god 1) or a god (see 1god 2) divine inspiration divine love praying for divine interventionb :  being a deity the divine Savior a divine rulerc :  directed to a deity divine worship

  2. 2a :  supremely good :  superb The meal was just divine.b :  heavenly, godlike

divinely

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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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noun di·vine

Definition of divine

religion

  1. 1 :  clergyman a Puritan divine

  2. 2 :  theologian

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 —see 1divine


First Known Use: 14th century


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verb di·vine

Definition of divine

divined

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divining

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

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

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to seek to predict future events or discover hidden knowledge usually by the interpretation of omens or by the aid of supernatural powers :  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 —see 1divine


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 English Language Learners

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adjective di·vine \də-ˈvīn\

Definition of divine for English Language Learners

  • : relating to or coming from God or a god

  • : very good


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divine

verb di·vine

Definition of divine for English Language Learners

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


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

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verb di·vine

Definition of divine for Students

divined

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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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