Divining
Divining Di*vin"ing, a. That divines; for divining. [1913 Webster]

{Divining rod}, a rod, commonly of witch hazel, with forked branches, used by those who claim to be able to discover water or metals under ground by sensing them through such a rod. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Divining — Divine Di*vine , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Divined}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Divining}.] [L. divinare: cf. F. deviner. See {Divination}.] 1. To foresee or foreknow; to detect; to anticipate; to conjecture. [1913 Webster] A sagacity which divined the evil… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • divining — di·vine || dɪ vaɪn n. theologian, scholar of religion; priest, member of the clergy v. foretell the future; find water or another substance using a divining rod; sense, intuitively understand adj. pertaining to God (or a god); like God (or a… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • divining — 1. noun The action of the verb to divine in any sense. 2. adjective That or who divines (in any sense of the verb). See Also: divine …   Wiktionary

  • divining — present part of divine …   Useful english dictionary

  • Divining rod — Divining Di*vin ing, a. That divines; for divining. [1913 Webster] {Divining rod}, a rod, commonly of witch hazel, with forked branches, used by those who claim to be able to discover water or metals under ground by sensing them through such a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • divining rod — n. a forked branch or stick used by dowsers and others in seeking water or minerals hidden in the earth: it is believed that when the stick dips downward, the location of water or a mineral deposit is indicated …   English World dictionary

  • Divining rod — A divining rod (also known as dowsing rod) is an apparatus used in dowsing. There are many types of divining rods:* two brass L shaped wire rods (commonly made of brazing or welding rod, but glass or plastic have also been accepted) that are to… …   Wikipedia

  • divining rod — /dəˈvaɪnɪŋ ˌrɒd / (say duh vuyning .rod) noun a rod used in divining, especially a forked stick, commonly of hazel, said to tremble or move when held over a spot where water, metal, etc., is underground …   Australian English dictionary

  • divining sage — kvaitulinis šalavijas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Notrelinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Salvia divinorum), paplitęs Centrinėje ir Šiaurės Amerikoje. Turi haliucinogeninių medžiagų. atitikmenys: lot. Salvia divinorum angl. divining sage;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • divining rod — noun Date: 1751 a forked rod believed to indicate the presence of water or minerals especially by dipping downward when held over a vein …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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