divine
I. adjective (diviner; -est) Etymology: Middle English divin, from Anglo-French, from Latin divinus, from divus god — more at deity Date: 14th century 1. a. of, relating to, or proceeding directly from God or a god <
divine love
>
b. being a deity <
the divine Savior
>
c. directed to a deity <
divine worship
>
2. a. supremely good ; superb <
the pie was divine
>
b. heavenly, godlikedivinely adverb II. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin divinus, from Latin, soothsayer, from divinus, adjective Date: 14th century 1. clergyman 2. theologian III. verb (divined; divining) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French deviner, from Latin divinare, from divinus, noun Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to discover by intuition or insight ; infer <
divine the truth
>
2. to discover or locate (as water or minerals underground) usually by means of a divining rod intransitive verb 1. to practice divination ; prophesy 2. to perceive intuitively Synonyms: see foresee

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