What does divine mean?
Definitions for divine
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word divine.
Godhead, Lord, Creator, Maker, Divine, God Almighty, Almighty, Jehovahnoun
terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
cleric, churchman, divine, ecclesiasticadjective
a clergyman or other person in religious orders
emanating from God
"divine judgment"; "divine guidance"; "everything is black or white...satanic or godly"-Saturday Review
resulting from divine providence
"providential care"; "a providential visitation"
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
devoted to or in the service or worship of a deity
"divine worship"; "divine liturgy"
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
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"
perceive intuitively or through some inexplicable perceptive powers
search by divining, as if with a rod
"He claimed he could divine underground water"
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: divinus, Latin.
Was hero-make, half human, half divine. Dryden.
The benefit of nature’s light is not thought excluded as unnecessary, because the necessity of a divine light is magnified. Richard Hooker.
Instructed, you’d explore
Divine contrivance, and a God adore. Richard Blackmore, Creation.
The divinest and richest mind,
Both by art’s purchase and by nature’s dower,
That ever was from heav’n to earth confin’d. Davies.
Yet oft his heart, divine of something ill,
Misgave him; he the fault’ring measure felt. John Milton, Pa. Lost.
Claudio must die to-morrow: let him be furnished with divines, and have all charitable preparation. William Shakespeare, Meas. for Meas.
Give Martius leave to proceed in his discourse; for he spoke like a divine in armour. Francis Bacon, Holy War.
A divine has nothing to say to the wisest congregation, which he may not express in a manner to be understood by the meanest among them. Jonathan Swift.
Th’ eternal cause in their immortal lines
Was taught, and poets were the first divines. John Denham.
Etymology: divino, Latin.
Why do’st thou say king Richard is depos’d?
Dar’st thou, thou little better thing than earth,
Divine his downfall? William Shakespeare.
Then is Cæsar and he knit together. —— —— If I were to divine of this unity, I would not prophesy so. William Shakespeare.
The prophets thereof divine for money. Mic. iii. 11.
If secret powers
Suggest but truth to my divining thoughts,
This pretty lad will prove our country’s bliss. William Shakespeare, H. VI.
The best of commentators can but guess at his meaning; none can be certain he has divined rightly. John Dryden, Juv. Dedic.
He took it with a bow, and soon divin’d
The seeming toy was not for nought design’d. John Dryden, Fables.
In change of torment would be ease,
Could you divine what lovers bear;
Even you, Prometheus, would confess
There is no virtue like despair. George Granville.
Divinity or the divine are things that are either related to, devoted to, or proceeding from a deity. What is or is not divine may be loosely defined, as it is used by different belief systems.
of or belonging to God; as, divine perfections; the divine will
proceeding from God; as, divine judgments
appropriated to God, or celebrating his praise; religious; pious; holy; as, divine service; divine songs; divine worship
pertaining to, or proceeding from, a deity; partaking of the nature of a god or the gods
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
presageful; foreboding; prescient
relating to divinity or theology
one skilled in divinity; a theologian
a minister of the gospel; a priest; a clergyman
to foresee or foreknow; to detect; to anticipate; to conjecture
to foretell; to predict; to presage
to render divine; to deify
to use or practice divination; to foretell by divination; to utter prognostications
to have or feel a presage or foreboding
to conjecture or guess; as, to divine rightly
Etymology: [L. divinus a soothsayer, LL., a theologian. See Divine, a.]
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
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.]
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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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Divine is ranked #10890 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Divine surname appeared 2,926 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Divine.
84% or 2,460 total occurrences were White.
7.7% or 228 total occurrences were Black.
3.5% or 104 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
2.3% or 70 total occurrences were Asian.
1.7% or 51 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.4% or 13 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'divine' in Adjectives Frequency: #872
The numerical value of divine in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of divine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of divine in a Sentence
To the poet, to the philosopher, to the saint, all things are friendly and sacred, all events profitable, all days holy, all men divine.
You are safe, loved and divine beautiful soul.
When I'm in a mosque, I'm not thinking,' Oh, I'm a queer Muslim. May Allah forgive me and accept my prayers,' i go into the mosque knowing that I'm a divine creature of the most Divine, and May Allah knows that I worship May Allah and May Allah only, and I'm here to do that and not a sinner because I exist as a queer Muslim.
We live in darkness, in ignorance we are bound,Until the Divine light in our Soul is found. This is Enlightenment, this is Salvation,In simple words, it is Liberation.
Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart.
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Translations for divine
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- божествен, небесен, богослов, свръхестествен, предсказвам, гадаяBulgarian
- divíCatalan, Valencian
- taivaallinen, pyhä, arvata, yli-inhimillinen, teologi, taivainen, jumaluusoppinut, ylimaallinen, aavistaa, avulla, ennustaa, jumalallinen, jumalainen, nähdä tulevaisuuteenFinnish
- divin, divine, prédire, devinerFrench
- אלוהי, אֱלֹהִי, נשגבHebrew
- दैवीय, दिव्यHindi
- divino, divina, indovinareItalian
- divinus, divus, divina, divaLatin
- ilahi, tuhan, ketuhanan, ilahiahMalay
- vidunderlig, guddommelig, himmelskNorwegian
- goddelijk, waarzeggen, wichelenDutch
- guddomleg, guddommelegNorwegian Nynorsk
- adivinhar, divinoPortuguese
- божественный, божий, гадать, погадать, богоподобныйRussian
- božanski, božjiSlovene
- gudomlig, övernaturlig, förutsäga, andlig, profetera, underbar, himmelsk, helig, härligSwedish
- -a kimunguSwahili
- ilahi, lahutiTurkish
- thần thánhVietnamese
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