What does divine mean?

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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

  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

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


  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.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

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  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. Cometan:

    All but divine is finite.

  2. Ileana Adriana Stan:

    Jesus, as someone divine, must go.

  3. Alexander Pope:

    To err is human to forgive, divine.

  4. Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism:

    To err is human, to forgive divine.

  5. Alexander Pope:

    To err is human; to forgive, divine.

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