DIVINE, a. L., a god.
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.
DIVINE, v.t. L.
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.