Definitions for Divinedɪˈvaɪn
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(adj.)of, like, or from a god, esp. the Supreme Being.
addressed or devoted to God or a god; religious; sacred:
the divine kingdom.
Informal. extremely good; unusually lovely.
being a god; being God.
of superhuman or surpassing excellence.
Obs. of or pertaining to divinity or theology.
(n.)a theologian; scholar in religion.
a priest or cleric.
the Divine, God. the spiritual aspect in humans regarded as godly or godlike.
(v.t.)to discover or declare by divination; prophesy.
to discover (water, metal, etc.) by means of a divining rod.
to perceive by intuition or insight; conjecture.
Archaic. to portend.
(v.i.)to use or practice divination; prophesy.
to have perception by intuition or insight; conjecture.
Origin of divine:
1275–1325; 蠐 L dīvīnus=dīv(us) god +-īnus -ine1; (v.) ME (< OF deviner ) < L dīvīnāre, der. of dīvīnus
Godhead, Lord, Creator, Maker, Divine, God Almighty, Almighty, Jehovah(noun)
terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
cleric, churchman, divine, ecclesiastic(adj)
a clergyman or other person in religious orders
emanating from God
"divine judgment"; "divine guidance"; "everything is black or white...satanic or godly"-Saturday Review
resulting from divine providence
"providential care"; "a providential visitation"
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
devoted to or in the service or worship of a deity
"divine worship"; "divine liturgy"
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
divine, elysian, inspired(verb)
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"
perceive intuitively or through some inexplicable perceptive powers
search by divining, as if with a rod
"He claimed he could divine underground water"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
relating to a god
of or belonging to God; as, divine perfections; the divine will
proceeding from God; as, divine judgments
appropriated to God, or celebrating his praise; religious; pious; holy; as, divine service; divine songs; divine worship
pertaining to, or proceeding from, a deity; partaking of the nature of a god or the gods
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
presageful; foreboding; prescient
relating to divinity or theology
one skilled in divinity; a theologian
a minister of the gospel; a priest; a clergyman
to foresee or foreknow; to detect; to anticipate; to conjecture
to foretell; to predict; to presage
to render divine; to deify
to use or practice divination; to foretell by divination; to utter prognostications
to have or feel a presage or foreboding
to conjecture or guess; as, to divine rightly
Divine, born Harris Glenn Milstead, was an American actor, singer and drag queen. Associated with independent filmmaker John Waters, he was a character actor, usually performing female roles in cinematic and theatrical appearances, and adopted a female drag persona for his music career; People magazine described him as the "Drag Queen of the Century". Born in Maryland to a conservative, middle-class family, he embraced the counterculture of the 1960s and became involved with Waters's acting troupe, the Dreamlanders, starring in early Waters films Mondo Trasho, Multiple Maniacs, Pink Flamingos and Female Trouble. Hits on the U.S. midnight movie circuit, the films became cult classics. In the 1970s, Divine moved to theater, appearing with The Cockettes before performing in Women Behind Bars and The Neon Woman. Continuing cinematic work, he starred in Polyester, Lust in the Dust and Hairspray. In 1981 Divine embarked on a disco career producing Hi-NRG tracks, most written by Bobby Orlando, achieving global chart success with hits like "You Think You're a Man", "I'm So Beautiful" and "Walk Like a Man". Divine died in Los Angeles, California from cardiomegaly in 1988.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Divine' in Adjectives Frequency: #872
Translations for Divine
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
of or belonging to God or a god
- إلهي، رَبّانيArabic
- divinoPortuguese (BR)
- θείος, θεϊκόςGreek
- الهی؛ خداییFarsi
- ईश्वरीय, स्वर्गीय, पवित्रHindi
- الهی؛ خداییPersian
- سپيڅلى، مقدس، اسمانى، خدايى، ستر، لوىPashto
- božanski, božjiSlovenian
- kutsal, tanrısalTurkish
- 神的Chinese (Trad.)
- божий; небеснийUkrainian
- خدا یا دیوتا کاUrdu
- thần thánhVietnamese
- 神的Chinese (Simp.)
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