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NOUN (2)

1. terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God;
[syn: Godhead, Lord, Creator, Maker, Divine, God Almighty, Almighty, Jehovah]

2. a clergyman or other person in religious orders;
[syn: cleric, churchman, divine, ecclesiastic]


VERB (2)

1. perceive intuitively or through some inexplicable perceptive powers;

2. search by divining, as if with a rod;
- Example: "He claimed he could divine underground water"


ADJECTIVE (6)

1. emanating from God;
- Example: "divine judgment"
- Example: "divine guidance"
- Example: "everything is black or white...satanic or godly"-Saturday Review
[syn: divine, godly]

2. resulting from divine providence;
- Example: "providential care"
- Example: "a providential visitation"
[syn: providential, divine]

3. being or having the nature of a god;
- Example: "the custom of killing the divine king upon any serious failure of his...powers"-J.G.Frazier
- Example: "the divine will"
- Example: "the divine capacity for love"
- Example: "'Tis wise to learn 'tis God-like to create"-J.G.Saxe;
[syn: divine, godlike]

4. devoted to or in the service or worship of a deity;
- Example: "divine worship"
- Example: "divine liturgy"

5. appropriate to or befitting a god;
- Example: "the divine strength of Achilles"
- Example: "a man of godlike sagacity"
- Example: "man must play God for he has acquired certain godlike powers"-R.H.Roveref
[syn: divine, godlike]

6. being of such surpassing excellence as to suggest inspiration by the gods;
- Example: "her pies were simply divine"
- Example: "the divine Shakespeare"
- Example: "an elysian meal"
- Example: "an inspired performance"
[syn: divine, elysian, inspired]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Divine \Di*vine"\, n. [L. divinus a soothsayer, LL., a theologian. See Divine, a.] 1. One skilled in divinity; a theologian. "Poets were the first divines." --Denham. [1913 Webster] 2. A minister of the gospel; a priest; a clergyman. [1913 Webster] The first divines of New England were surpassed by none in extensive erudition. --J. Woodbridge. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Divine \Di*vine"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Divined; p. pr. & vb. n. Divining.] [L. divinare: cf. F. deviner. See Divination.] 1. To foresee or foreknow; to detect; to anticipate; to conjecture. [1913 Webster] A sagacity which divined the evil designs. --Bancroft. [1913 Webster] 2. To foretell; to predict; to presage. [1913 Webster] Darest thou . . . divine his downfall? --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To render divine; to deify. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Living on earth like angel new divined. --Spenser. Syn: To foretell; predict; presage; prophesy; prognosticate; forebode; guess; conjecture; surmise. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Divine \Di*vine"\, a. [Compar. Diviner; superl. Divinest.] [F. divin, L. divinus divine, divinely inspired, fr. divus, dius, belonging to a deity; akin to Gr. ?, and L. deus, God. See Deity.] 1. Of or belonging to God; as, divine perfections; the divine will. "The immensity of the divine nature." --Paley. [1913 Webster] 2. Proceeding from God; as, divine judgments. "Divine protection." --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 3. Appropriated to God, or celebrating his praise; religious; pious; holy; as, divine service; divine songs; divine worship. [1913 Webster] 4. Pertaining to, or proceeding from, a deity; partaking of the nature of a god or the gods. "The divine Apollo said." --Shak. [1913 Webster] 5. Godlike; heavenly; excellent in the highest degree; supremely admirable; apparently above what is human. In this application, the word admits of comparison; as, the divinest mind. --Sir J. Davies. "The divine Desdemona." --Shak. [1913 Webster] A divine sentence is in the lips of the king. --Prov. xvi. 10. [1913 Webster] But not to one in this benighted age Is that diviner inspiration given. --Gray. [1913 Webster] 6. Presageful; foreboding; prescient. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Yet oft his heart, divine of something ill, Misgave him. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 7. Relating to divinity or theology. [1913 Webster] Church history and other divine learning. --South. Syn: Supernatural; superhuman; godlike; heavenly; celestial; pious; holy; sacred; pre["e]minent. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Divine \Di*vine"\, v. i. 1. To use or practice divination; to foretell by divination; to utter prognostications. [1913 Webster] The prophets thereof divine for money. --Micah iii. 11. [1913 Webster] 2. To have or feel a presage or foreboding. [1913 Webster] Suggest but truth to my divining thoughts. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To conjecture or guess; as, to divine rightly. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

divine adj 1: emanating from God; "divine judgment"; "divine guidance"; "everything is black or white...satanic or godly"-Saturday Review [syn: divine, godly] 2: resulting from divine providence; "providential care"; "a providential visitation" [syn: providential, divine] 3: being or having the nature of a god; "the custom of killing the divine king upon any serious failure of his...powers"-J.G.Frazier; "the divine will"; "the divine capacity for love"; "'Tis wise to learn; 'tis God-like to create"-J.G.Saxe [syn: divine, godlike] 4: devoted to or in the service or worship of a deity; "divine worship"; "divine liturgy" 5: appropriate to or befitting a god; "the divine strength of Achilles"; "a man of godlike sagacity"; "man must play God for he has acquired certain godlike powers"-R.H.Roveref [syn: divine, godlike] 6: being of such surpassing excellence as to suggest inspiration by the gods; "her pies were simply divine"; "the divine Shakespeare"; "an elysian meal"; "an inspired performance" [syn: divine, elysian, inspired] n 1: terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God [syn: Godhead, Lord, Creator, Maker, Divine, God Almighty, Almighty, Jehovah] 2: a clergyman or other person in religious orders [syn: cleric, churchman, divine, ecclesiastic] v 1: perceive intuitively or through some inexplicable perceptive powers 2: search by divining, as if with a rod; "He claimed he could divine underground water"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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