Meaning of divine


Pronunciation: (di-vīn'), [key]
— adj., n., v., -vin•er, -vin•est, -vined, -vin•ing.
  1. of or pertaining to a god, esp. the Supreme Being.
  2. addressed, appropriated, or devoted to God or a god; religious; sacred: divine worship.
  3. proceeding from God or a god: divine laws.
  4. godlike; characteristic of or befitting a deity: divine magnanimity.
  5. heavenly; celestial: the divine kingdom.
  6. extremely good; unusually lovely: He has the most divine tenor voice.
  7. being a god; being God: a divine person.
  8. of superhuman or surpassing excellence: Beauty is divine.
  9. of or pertaining to divinity or theology.
  1. a theologian; scholar in religion.
  2. a priest or member of the clergy.
    1. God.
    2. (sometimes l.c.) the spiritual aspect of humans; the group of attributes and qualities of humankind regarded as godly or godlike.
  1. to discover or declare (something obscure or in the future) by divination; prophesy.
  2. to discover (water, metal, etc.) by means of a divining rod.
  3. to perceive by intuition or insight; conjecture.
  4. to portend.
  1. to use or practice divination; prophesy.
  2. to have perception by intuition or insight; conjecture.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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