Divine

Definition of Divine

Di`vine´
a.1.Of or belonging to God; as, divine perfections; the divine will.
2.Proceeding from God; as, divine judgments.
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.
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.
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.
Yet oft his heart, divine of something ill,
Misgave him.
- Milton.
7.Relating to divinity or theology.
Church history and other divine learning.
- South.
n.1.One skilled in divinity; a theologian.
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.
v. t.1.To foresee or foreknow; to detect; to anticipate; to conjecture.
[imp. & p. p. Divined ; p. pr. & vb. n. Divining.]
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.
Living on earth like angel new divined.
- Spenser.
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.

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