Associations to the word «Divination»


DIVINATION, noun. (uncountable) The act of divining; a foreseeing or foretelling of future events.
DIVINATION, noun. The apparent art of discovering secrets or the future by preternatural means.
DIVINATION, noun. (countable) An indication of what is future or secret; augury omen; conjectural presage; prediction.

Dictionary definition

DIVINATION, noun. Successful conjecture by unusual insight or good luck.
DIVINATION, noun. A prediction uttered under divine inspiration.
DIVINATION, noun. The art or gift of prophecy (or the pretense of prophecy) by supernatural means.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats