1. Of or belonging to God; as, divine perfections; the divine will. "The immensity of the divine nature."

2. Proceeding from God; as, divine judgments. "Divine protection."

3. Appropriated to God, or celebrating his praise; religious; pious; holy; as, divine service; divine songs; divine worship.

4. Pertaining to, or proceeding from, a deity; partaking of the nature of a god or the gods. "The divine Apollo said."

5. Godlike; heavenly; excellent in the highest degree; supremely admirable; apparently above what is human. In this application, the word admits of comparison; as, the divinest mind. Sir J. Davies. "The divine Desdemona." "A divine sentence is in the lips of the king." (Prov. Xvi. 10) "But not to one in this benighted age Is that diviner inspiration given." (Gray)

6. Presageful; foreboding; prescient. "Yet oft his heart, divine of something ill, Misgave him." (Milton)

7. Relating to divinity or theology. "Church history and other divine learning." (South)

Synonyms: Supernatural, superhuman, godlike, heavenly, celestial, pious, holy, sacred, preeminent.

Origin: F. Divin, L. Divinus divine, divinely inspired, fr. Divus, dius, belonging to a deity; akin to Gr, and L. Deus, God. See Deity.

(01 Mar 1998)

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