What does divine mean?

Definitions for divine
dɪˈvaɪndi·vine

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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. Mike Krzyzewski:

    It's been a terrific floor for us, it was heaven, it was really divine.

  2. Brian Murphy:

    That has to be divine intervention, he is our hero. Not just because he took bullets intended for us but because of the work he has done to bring awareness about the Sikh community since then.

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    The mind-reading is only a human magical ability and knowledge to figure out someone's thoughts, emotions, and body language while spiritual inspiration comes from divine lights towards blessed people, there is the evil inspiration too. Between that, one has to use his wisdom to see and feel good and the bad.

  4. Ahmed Moosa:

    I have always had doubts about the Saudi family. I always suspected that they are hypocrites and this is now confirmed with what they are doing with this Un-Islamic blockade. These Saudis are from the stock of desert Arabs and are no different from the time of the Messenger of Allâh. Please note I am referring to the leadership known as the Saudi family, not the people of Arabia, which is the proper name of that area mentioned in the Divine Book. Sissi is the same, an enemy of Islam and a hypocrite in the extreme. He is in bed with the yahud and proud of that. He toppled a good man Muhammad Morsi who is a Muslim who I respect. These evil persons do not truly believe in Al-Qur’ân because if they did they would fear the warnings in Allâh’s Book, but because they don’t they do what they want. I quote the following verses from the Divine Book, Al-Qur’ân that I feel are appropriate to these Munafikoon: Surah number 9 ayah 101. “Certain of the desert Arabs round about you are Hypocrites, as well as (desert Arabs) among the Medina folk: they are obstinate in hypocrisy: thou knowest them not: WE (i.e. Allâh) know them: twice shall WE (i.e. Allâh) punish them: and in addition shall they be sent to a grievous penalty.” Surah Munafikoon number 63 ayah 4. “When thou lookest at them, their exteriors please thee; and when they speak thou listenest to their words. They are as (worthless as hollow) pieces of timber propped up, (unable to stand on their own). They think that every cry is against them. They are the enemies; so beware of them. The curse of Allâh be on them! How are they deluded (away from the Truth)!” Surah number 5 verse 32. “On that account: WE (i.e. Allâh) ordained for the Children of Israel that if any one slew a person - unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief In the land - it would be as if he slew the whole people: and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people. Then although there came to them Our (i.e. Allâh’s) messengers with Clear Signs (ayat) , yet, even after that, many of them continued to commit excesses In the land.” Surah 6 ayah 151. “Say: Come, I (i.e. Muhammad) will rehearse what Allâh hath (really) prohibited you from: join not anything as equal with him; be good to your parents; kill not your children on a plea of want;- WE (i.e. Allâh) provide sustenance for you and for them;- come not nigh to shameful deeds, whether open or secret; take not life, which Allâh hath made sacred, except by way of justice and law: thus doth HE (i.e. Allâh) command you, that ye may learn wisdom.” These Munafikoon are destined for hell because the Saudis are killing believers in Yemen, Sissi is killing them in Egypt etc. Surah 4 ayah 93. “If a person kills a believer intentionally, his recompense is Hell, to abide therein (for ever): and the wrath and the curse of Allâh are upon him, and a dreadful penalty is prepared for him.”

  5. Thomas Carlyle:

    Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead: therefore we must learn both arts.

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