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divine

di·vine

divine

 
pronunciation:
dih vaIn
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, from, pertaining to, or characteristic of a god or gods.
They prayed to the goddess for divine wisdom.The sailors believed that divine mercy kept the ship from going under.
synonyms:
godlike, omnipotent, superhuman
antonyms:
mortal
similar words:
angelic, celestial, exalted, omniscient, sublime, supernatural, transcendent
definition 2: addressed or consecrated to a god or gods; holy.
On this site was built a divine temple.
synonyms:
holy, sacred, sanctified
similar words:
angelic, hallowed, sainted
definition 3: godlike in power, excellence, beauty, or the like.
Divine music flowed from her violin.
synonyms:
godlike, superhuman
similar words:
almighty, celestial, exalted, sainted, saintly, supreme, transcendent
definition 4: (informal) extremely good, beautiful, or pleasing.
This wine is simply divine!She looked divine in that dress.
synonyms:
celestial, extraordinary, super, wonderful
similar words:
angelic, beatific, beautiful, delicious, heavenly, lovely, stunning, superlative
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a religious scholar or clergyman.
This is the opinion of many a divine.
similar words:
bishop, clergyman, cleric, exegete, minister, prelate, priest, religious, theologian
definition 2: (cap.) God (usu. prec. by the).
They have a firm belief in the Divine.
synonyms:
Deity, Divinity, God, Godhead, Omnipotent, Omniscient
similar words:
celestial, everlasting
definition 3: (sometimes cap.) the spiritual or godlike, as opposed to the earthly or worldly.
Though the priest wished his thoughts could only be of the divine, he nonetheless had to concern himself with the leaky church roof.
similar words:
divinity
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: divined, divines, divining
definition 1: to discover or foretell by omens or supernatural means.
The oracle divined that the battle would end in victory.He asked the fortuneteller to divine his fate.
synonyms:
augur, foretell, prophesy
similar words:
discover, foresee, intuit, predict, sense
definition 2: to see or know by intuition or inspired guess.
I suddenly divined what his true motives were.The child had long ago divined that she was not wanted.
synonyms:
apprehend, intuit, sense
similar words:
conjecture, foreknow, foresee, guess, surmise
definition 3: to find (a source of water) by use of a forked rod that is believed to be drawn toward the source.
synonyms:
dowse
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to use omens or supernatural means to prophesy or reveal hidden knowledge.
synonyms:
augur, prophesy
similar words:
presage
definition 2: to use intuition or conjecture; guess.
synonyms:
intuit
similar words:
apprehend, conjecture, guess, surmise
derivations: divinable (adj.), divinely (adv.)
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