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di•vine



Pronunciation: (di-vīn'), [key]
adj., -vin•er, -vin•est,
n., v., -vined, -vin•ing.


adj.
1. of or pertaining to a god, esp. the Supreme Being.
2. addressed, appropriated, or devoted to God or a god; religious; sacred: divine worship.
3. proceeding from God or a god: divine laws.
4. godlike; characteristic of or befitting a deity: divine magnanimity.
5. heavenly; celestial: the divine kingdom.
6. Informal.extremely good; unusually lovely: He has the most divine tenor voice.
7. being a god; being God: a divine person.
8. of superhuman or surpassing excellence: Beauty is divine.
9. Obs.of or pertaining to divinity or theology.

n.
1. a theologian; scholar in religion.
2. a priest or member of the clergy.
3. the Divine,
a. God.
b. (sometimes l.c.) the spiritual aspect of humans; the group of attributes and qualities of humankind regarded as godly or godlike.

v.t.
1. to discover or declare (something obscure or in the future) by divination; prophesy.
2. to discover (water, metal, etc.) by means of a divining rod.
3. to perceive by intuition or insight; conjecture.
4. Archaic.to portend.

v.i.
1. to use or practice divination; prophesy.
2. to have perception by intuition or insight; conjecture.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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