diviner

noun di·vin·er \ də-ˈvī-nər \
Updated on: 24 Nov 2017

Definition of diviner

1 : a person who practices divination : soothsayer
2 : a person who divines the location of water or minerals

Examples of diviner in a Sentence

  1. Diviners foretold of the event.

  2. somehow the diviner failed to foresee her own misfortunes with the law

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First Known Use of diviner

14th century


DIVINER Defined for English Language Learners

diviner

noun

Definition of diviner for English Language Learners

  • : a person who uses special powers to predict future events

  • : a person who searches for water under the ground by using a special stick (called a divining rod)



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