Webster 1913 Edition
divinusdivine, divinely inspired, fr.
dius, belonging to a deity; akin to Gr. [GREEK], and L.
deus, God. See
Of or belonging to God;“The immensity of the divine nature.”
Proceeding from God;“Divine protection.”
Appropriated to God, or celebrating his praise; religious; pious; holy;
Pertaining to, or proceeding from, a deity; partaking of the nature of a god or the gods.“The divine Apollo said.”
Godlike; heavenly; excellent in the highest degree; supremely admirable; apparently above what is human. In this application, the word admits of comparison;
Sir J. Davies.“The divine Desdemona.”
divinesentence is in the lips of the king.
Prov. xvi. 10.
But not to one in this benighted age
Presageful; foreboding; prescient.
Yet oft his heart,
divineof something ill,
Relating to divinity or theology.
Syn. – Supernatural; superhuman; godlike; heavenly; celestial; pious; holy; sacred; preëminent.
divinusa soothsayer, LL., a theologian. See
One skilled in divinity; a theologian.“Poets were the first divines.”
A minister of the gospel; a priest; a clergyman.
divinesof New England were surpassed by none in extensive erudition.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
divinare: cf. F.
To foresee or foreknow; to detect; to anticipate; to conjecture.
A sagacity which
divinedthe evil designs.
To foretell; to predict; to presage.
Darest thou . . .
To render divine; to deify.
Syn. – To foretell; predict; presage; prophesy; prognosticate; forebode; guess; conjecture; surmise.
To use or practice divination; to foretell by divination; to utter prognostications.
The prophets thereof
Micah iii. 11.
To have or feel a presage or foreboding.
Suggest but truth to my
To conjecture or guess;
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Pertaining to the true God; as the divine nature; divine perfections.
2.Pertaining to a heathen deity, or to false gods.
3.Partaking of the nature of God.
Half human, half divine.
4.Proceeding from God; as divine judgments.
5.Godlike; heavenly; excellent in the highest degree; extraordinary; apparently above what is human. In this application the word admits of comparison; as a divine invention; a divine genius; the divinest mind.
A divine sentence is in the lips of the king. Proverbs 16.
6.Presageful; foreboding; prescient. [Not used.]
7.Appropriated to God, or celebrating his praise; as divine service; divine songs; divine worship.
1.A minister of the gospel; a priest; a clergyman.
The first divines of New England were surpassed by none in extensive erudition, personal sanctity, and diligence in the pastoral office.
2.A man skilled in divinity; a theologian; as a great divine.
1.To foreknow; to foretell; to presage.
Darst thou divine his downfall?
2.To deify. [Not in use.]
1.To use or practice divination.
2.To utter presages or prognostications.
The prophets thereof divine for money. Micah 3.
3.To have presages or forebodings.
Suggest but truth to my divining thoughts--
4.To guess or conjecture.
Could you divine what lovers bear.