Definitions for Divinedɪˈvaɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

di•vinedɪˈvaɪn(adj.)-vin•er, -vin•est

  1. (adj.)of, like, or from a god, esp. the Supreme Being.

    Category: Religion

  2. addressed or devoted to God or a god; religious; sacred:

    divine worship.

    Category: Religion

  3. heavenly; celestial:

    the divine kingdom.

  4. Informal. extremely good; unusually lovely.

    Category: Informal

  5. being a god; being God.

  6. of superhuman or surpassing excellence.

  7. Obs. of or pertaining to divinity or theology.

    Category: Religion

  8. (n.)a theologian; scholar in religion.

    Category: Religion

  9. a priest or cleric.

    Category: Religion

  10. the Divine, God. the spiritual aspect in humans regarded as godly or godlike.

    Category: Religion

  11. (v.t.)to discover or declare by divination; prophesy.

  12. to discover (water, metal, etc.) by means of a divining rod.

  13. to perceive by intuition or insight; conjecture.

  14. Archaic. to portend.

  15. (v.i.)to use or practice divination; prophesy.

  16. 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

di•vine′ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Godhead, Lord, Creator, Maker, Divine, God Almighty, Almighty, Jehovah(noun)

    terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God

  2. cleric, churchman, divine, ecclesiastic(adj)

    a clergyman or other person in religious orders

  3. divine, godly(adj)

    emanating from God

    "divine judgment"; "divine guidance"; "everything is black or white...satanic or godly"-Saturday Review

  4. providential, divine(adj)

    resulting from divine providence

    "providential care"; "a providential visitation"

  5. divine, godlike(adj)

    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

  6. divine(adj)

    devoted to or in the service or worship of a deity

    "divine worship"; "divine liturgy"

  7. divine, godlike(adj)

    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

  8. 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"

  9. divine(verb)

    perceive intuitively or through some inexplicable perceptive powers

  10. divine(verb)

    search by divining, as if with a rod

    "He claimed he could divine underground water"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. divine(adjective)ɪˈvaɪn

    relating to a god

Webster Dictionary

  1. Divine(adj)

    of or belonging to God; as, divine perfections; the divine will

  2. Divine(adj)

    proceeding from God; as, divine judgments

  3. Divine(adj)

    appropriated to God, or celebrating his praise; religious; pious; holy; as, divine service; divine songs; divine worship

  4. Divine(adj)

    pertaining to, or proceeding from, a deity; partaking of the nature of a god or the gods

  5. Divine(adj)

    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

  6. Divine(adj)

    presageful; foreboding; prescient

  7. Divine(adj)

    relating to divinity or theology

  8. Divine(adj)

    one skilled in divinity; a theologian

  9. Divine(adj)

    a minister of the gospel; a priest; a clergyman

  10. Divine(verb)

    to foresee or foreknow; to detect; to anticipate; to conjecture

  11. Divine(verb)

    to foretell; to predict; to presage

  12. Divine(verb)

    to render divine; to deify

  13. Divine(verb)

    to use or practice divination; to foretell by divination; to utter prognostications

  14. Divine(verb)

    to have or feel a presage or foreboding

  15. Divine(verb)

    to conjecture or guess; as, to divine rightly

Freebase

  1. Divine

    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.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Divine' in Adjectives Frequency: #872


Translations for Divine

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

divine(adjective)

of or belonging to God or a god

divine wisdom.

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