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, Jehovahnoun

    terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God

  2. cleric, churchman, divine, ecclesiasticadjective

    a clergyman or other person in religious orders

  3. divine, godlyadjective

    emanating from God

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

  4. providential, divineadjective

    resulting from divine providence

    "providential care"; "a providential visitation"

  5. divine, godlikeadjective

    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. divineadjective

    devoted to or in the service or worship of a deity

    "divine worship"; "divine liturgy"

  7. divine, godlikeadjective

    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, inspiredverb

    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. divineverb

    perceive intuitively or through some inexplicable perceptive powers

  10. divineverb

    search by divining, as if with a rod

    "He claimed he could divine underground water"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Divineadjective

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

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

  2. Divineadjective

    proceeding from God; as, divine judgments

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

  3. Divineadjective

    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. Divineadjective

    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. Divineadjective

    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. Divineadjective

    presageful; foreboding; prescient

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

  7. Divineadjective

    relating to divinity or theology

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

  8. Divineadjective

    one skilled in divinity; a theologian

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

  9. Divineadjective

    a minister of the gospel; a priest; a clergyman

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

  10. Divineverb

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

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

  11. Divineverb

    to foretell; to predict; to presage

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

  12. Divineverb

    to render divine; to deify

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

  13. Divineverb

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

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

  14. Divineverb

    to have or feel a presage or foreboding

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

  15. Divineverb

    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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  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. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Indeed, virginity counted, and counts in the Muslim world, and other parts of the third world; unfortunately, not in Western and civilized societies. Factually, virginity holds one's self-honour, which has become, as a football under the umbrella of rights, blowing up Divine's laws.

  2. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:

    Whenever I hear people talking about "liberal ideas," I am always astounded that men should love to fool themselves with empty sounds. An idea should never be liberal; it must be vigorous, positive, and without loose ends so that it may fulfill its divine mission and be productive. The proper place for liberality is in the realm of the emotions.

  3. Hermes:

    From one Soul of the Universe are all Souls derived. . .Of these Souls there are many changes, some into a more fortunate estate, and some quite contrary. . .Not all human souls but only the pious ones are divine. Once separated from the body, and after the struggle to acquire piety, which consists in knowing God and injuring none, such a soul becomes all intelligence. The impious soul, however, punishes itself by seeking a human body to enter into, for no other body can receive a human soul it cannot enter the body of an animal devoid of reason. Divine law preserves the human soul from such infamy. . .The soul passeth from form to form and the mansions of her pilgrimage are manifold. Thou puttest off thy bodies as raiment and as vesture dost thou fold them up. Thou art from old, O Soul of Man yea, thou art from everlasting.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    Do you hate at the expense of love? If Yes, then you've got to do away with hatred and afterwards replenish yourself with true love. For, the call to truly love all and sundry is a divine command. -Emeasoba George

  5. Patrick Conley:

    The word' Democratic Providence' is for God's divine providence in giving Roger Williams a place to establish the American principle of religious liberty and church-state separation, you want to wipe that away ?

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