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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Divine  \Di*vine"\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  use  or  practice  divination;  to  foretell  by  divination; 
  to  utter  prognostications. 
 
  The  prophets  thereof  divine  for  money.  --Micah  iii. 
  11. 
 
  2.  To  have  or  feel  a  presage  or  foreboding. 
 
  Suggest  but  truth  to  my  divining  thoughts.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  conjecture  or  guess;  as  to  divine  rightly. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  Proceeding  from  God;  as  divine  judgments.  ``Divine 
  protection.''  --Bacon. 
 
  3.  Appropriated  to  God,  or  celebrating  his  praise;  religious; 
  pious;  holy;  as  divine  service;  divine  songs;  divine 
  worship. 
 
  4.  Pertaining  to  or  proceeding  from  a  deity;  partaking  of 
  the  nature  of  a  god  or  the  gods.  ``The  divine  Apollo 
  said.''  --Shak. 
 
  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. 
 
  A  divine  sentence  is  in  the  lips  of  the  king. 
  --Prov.  xvi. 
  10. 
 
  But  not  to  one  in  this  benighted  age  Is  that  diviner 
  inspiration  given  --Gray. 
 
  6.  Presageful;  foreboding;  prescient.  [Obs.] 
 
  Yet  oft  his  heart,  divine  of  something  ill,  Misgave 
  him  --Milton. 
 
  7.  Relating  to  divinity  or  theology. 
 
  Church  history  and  other  divine  learning.  --South. 
 
  Syn:  Supernatural;  superhuman;  godlike;  heavenly;  celestial; 
  pious;  holy;  sacred;  pre["e]minent. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  A  minister  of  the  gospel;  a  priest;  a  clergyman. 
 
  The  first  divines  of  New  England  were  surpassed  by 
  none  in  extensive  erudition.  --J. 
  Woodbridge. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  A  sagacity  which  divined  the  evil  designs. 
  --Bancroft. 
 
  2.  To  foretell;  to  predict;  to  presage. 
 
  Darest  thou  .  .  .  divine  his  downfall?  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  render  divine;  to  deify.  [Obs.] 
 
  Living  on  earth  like  angel  new  divined.  --Spenser. 
 
  Syn:  To  foretell;  predict;  presage;  prophesy;  prognosticate; 
  forebode;  guess;  conjecture;  surmise. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  divine 
  adj  1:  emanating  from  God;  "divine  judgment";  "divine  guidance"; 
  "everything  is  black1  or  white...satanic  or 
  godlyt"-Saturday  Rev.  [syn:  {godly}] 
  2:  resulting  from  divine  providence;  "providential  care"  [syn: 
  {providential}] 
  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:  {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:  {godlike}] 
  6:  of  such  surpassing  excellence  as  to  suggest  divine 
  inspiration;  "her  pies  were  simply  divine";  "the  divine 
  Shakespeare";  "an  elysian  meal";  "an  inspired  performance" 
  [syn:  {elysian},  {inspired}] 
  n  1:  the  Christian  god  [syn:  {Godhead},  {Lord},  {Creator},  {Divine}, 
  {God  Almighty},  {Almighty},  {Jehovah}] 
  2:  a  clergyman  or  other  person  in  religious  orders  [syn:  {cleric}, 
  {churchman},  {ecclesiastic}] 
  v  1:  perceive  intuitively  or  through  some  inexplicable  perceptive 
  powers 
  2:  search  by  divining,  as  if  with  a  rod,  of  underground  water 
  or  metals 
  3:  discover  intuitively 




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