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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 di·vine /dəˈvaɪn/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Di·vine, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Divined p. pr. & vb. n. Divining.]
 1. To foresee or foreknow; to detect; to anticipate; to conjecture.
    A sagacity which divined the evil designs.   --Bancroft.
 2. To foretell; to predict; to presage.
    Darest thou . . . divine his downfall?   --Shak.
 3. To render divine; to deify. [Obs.]
    Living on earth like angel new divined.   --Spenser.
 Syn: -- To foretell; predict; presage; prophesy; prognosticate; forebode; guess; conjecture; surmise.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Di·vine, n.
 1. One skilled in divinity; a theologian. “Poets were the first divines.”
 2. A minister of the gospel; a priest; a clergyman.
    The first divines of New England were surpassed by none in extensive erudition.   --J. Woodbridge.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Di·vine a.
 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. [Obs.]
 Yet oft his heart, divine of something ill,
 Misgave him.   --Milton.
 7. Relating to divinity or theology.
    Church history and other divine learning.   --South.
 Syn: -- Supernatural; superhuman; godlike; heavenly; celestial; pious; holy; sacred; preëminent.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Di·vine, v. i.
 1. To use or practice divination; to foretell by divination; to utter prognostications.
    The prophets thereof divine for money.   --Micah iii. 11.
 2. To have or feel a presage or foreboding.
    Suggest but truth to my divining thoughts.   --Shak.
 3. To conjecture or guess; as, to divine rightly.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: emanating from God; "divine judgment"; "divine guidance";
             "everything is black1 or white...satanic or
             godlyt"-Saturday Rev. [syn: godly]
      2: resulting from divine providence; "providential care"; "a
         providential visitation" [syn: providential]
      3: being or having the nature of a god; "the custom of killing
         the divine king upon any serious failure of
         his...powers"-J.G.Frazier; "the divine will"; "the divine
         capacity for love"; "'Tis wise to learn; 'tis God-like to
         create"-J.G.Saxe [syn: godlike]
      4: devoted to or in the service or worship of a deity; "divine
         worship"; "divine liturgy"
      5: appropriate to or befitting a god; "the divine strength of
         Achilles"; "a man of godlike sagacity"; "man must play God
         for he has acquired certain godlike powers"-R.H.Roveref
         [syn: godlike]
      6: of such surpassing excellence as to suggest divine
         inspiration; "her pies were simply divine"; "the divine
         Shakespeare"; "an elysian meal"; "an inspired performance"
         [syn: elysian, inspired]
      n 1: terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God [syn: Godhead,
           Lord, Creator, Maker, God Almighty, Almighty,
      2: a clergyman or other person in religious orders [syn: cleric,
          churchman, ecclesiastic]
      v 1: perceive intuitively or through some inexplicable perceptive
      2: search by divining, as if with a rod; "He claimed he could
         divine underground water"