What does divine mean?

Definitions for divine
dɪˈvaɪndi·vine

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word divine.

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"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Divine(adj)

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

    Etymology: [L. divinus a soothsayer, LL., a theologian. See Divine, a.]

  2. Divine(adj)

    proceeding from God; as, divine judgments

    Etymology: [L. divinus a soothsayer, LL., a theologian. See Divine, a.]

  3. Divine(adj)

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

    Etymology: [L. divinus a soothsayer, LL., a theologian. See Divine, a.]

  4. Divine(adj)

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

    Etymology: [L. divinus a soothsayer, LL., a theologian. See Divine, a.]

  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

    Etymology: [L. divinus a soothsayer, LL., a theologian. See Divine, a.]

  6. Divine(adj)

    presageful; foreboding; prescient

    Etymology: [L. divinus a soothsayer, LL., a theologian. See Divine, a.]

  7. Divine(adj)

    relating to divinity or theology

    Etymology: [L. divinus a soothsayer, LL., a theologian. See Divine, a.]

  8. Divine(adj)

    one skilled in divinity; a theologian

    Etymology: [L. divinus a soothsayer, LL., a theologian. See Divine, a.]

  9. Divine(adj)

    a minister of the gospel; a priest; a clergyman

    Etymology: [L. divinus a soothsayer, LL., a theologian. See Divine, a.]

  10. Divine(verb)

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

    Etymology: [L. divinus a soothsayer, LL., a theologian. See Divine, a.]

  11. Divine(verb)

    to foretell; to predict; to presage

    Etymology: [L. divinus a soothsayer, LL., a theologian. See Divine, a.]

  12. Divine(verb)

    to render divine; to deify

    Etymology: [L. divinus a soothsayer, LL., a theologian. See Divine, a.]

  13. Divine(verb)

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

    Etymology: [L. divinus a soothsayer, LL., a theologian. See Divine, a.]

  14. Divine(verb)

    to have or feel a presage or foreboding

    Etymology: [L. divinus a soothsayer, LL., a theologian. See Divine, a.]

  15. Divine(verb)

    to conjecture or guess; as, to divine rightly

    Etymology: [L. divinus a soothsayer, LL., a theologian. See Divine, a.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Divine

    di-vīn′, adj. belonging to or proceeding from God: devoted to God's service: holy: sacred: excellent in the highest degree.—n. one skilled in divine things: a minister of the gospel: a theologian.—v.t. to foresee or foretell as if divinely inspired: to guess or make out.—v.i. to profess or practise divination: to have forebodings.—ns. Divinā′tion, the act or practice of divining: instinctive prevision: prediction: conjecture; Div′inātor, Divīn′er, one who divines or professes divination: a conjecturer:—fem. Divin′eress.—adjs. Divinatō′rial, Divin′a-tory, relating to divination, conjectural.—adv. Divine′ly.—ns. Divine′ness; Divin′ing-rod, a rod, usually of hazel, used by those professing to discover water or metals under ground.—vs.t. Div′inise, Divin′ify, to treat as divine. [Fr.,—L. divinus, from divus, deus, a god.]

Editors Contribution

  1. divine

    The intuitive knowing we are all spiritual beings having a human experience on earth.

    The divine means each and every soul on this earth.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 15, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of divine in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of divine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of divine in a Sentence

  1. Raphael Muntenkurian:

    He is almost divine. He has a special charisma, which appeals to each one, everybody is actually mesmerized by his appeal for peace and tolerance.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Everyday, I'm waxing stronger and getting brighter/healthier all-round. Glory be to God for his abundant grace/divine wisdom/great insight.

  3. Horace Mann:

    It is well to think well. It is divine to act well.

  4. Richard Paul Evans:

    I am not a believer in love at first sight. For love, in its truest form, is not the thing of starry-eyed or star-crossed lovers, it is far more organic, requiring nurturing and time to fully bloom, and, as such, seen best not in its callow youth but in its wrinkled maturity. Like all living things, love, too, struggles against hardship, and in the process sheds its fatuous skin to expose one composed of more than just a storm of emotion–one of loyalty and divine friendship. Agape. And though it may be temporarily blinded by adversity, it never gives in or up, holding tight to lofty ideals that transcend this earth and time–while its counterfeit simply concludes it was mistaken and quickly runs off to find the next real thing.” ― Richard Paul Evans

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Outer Beauty can only please the Eye, but the Inner Beauty conquers the Heart. Inner Beauty is best seen in Diamonds, the most precious gemstones, which sparkle and shine when the Sun is out; but when the darkness sets in, they reveal their true beauty with illuminating light from within. No matter what others say or do, you must remember that you are a Diamond, and you must preserve your Divine Spark of Inner Beauty to illuminate the world.

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