HyperDic: divination

English > 3 senses of the word divination:
NOUNcommunicationdivinationsuccessful conjecture by unusual insight or good luck
communicationdivination, prophecya prediction uttered under divine inspiration
cognitiondivination, foretelling, soothsaying, fortune tellingthe art or gift of prophecy (or the pretense of prophecy) by supernatural means
divination > pronunciation
Soundsdih.vahney'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > divination: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
Meaningsuccessful conjecture by unusual insight or good luck.
Broaderguess, conjecture, supposition, surmise, surmisal, speculation, hypothesisA message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
English > divination: 3 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA prediction uttered under divine inspiration.
Synonymprophecy
NarroweroracleA prophecy (usually obscure / obscure or allegorical) revealed by a priest or priestess
Broaderprediction, foretelling, forecasting, prognosticationA statement made about the future
Spanishadivinación, profecía, vaticinio
Catalandivinació, endevinació, profecia, vaticini
Verbsdivineperceive intuitively or through some inexplicable perceptive powers
English > divination: 3 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningThe art or gift of prophecy (or the pretense of prophecy) by supernatural means.
Synonymsforetelling, soothsaying, fortune telling
Narrowerarithmancydivination by means of numbers
dowse, dowsing, rhabdomancysearching for underground water or minerals by using a dowsing rod
geomancydivination by means of signs connected with the earth (as points taken at random or the arrangement of particles thrown down at random or from the configuration of a region and its relation to another)
hydromancydivination by water (as by patterns seen in the ebb and flow of the tides)
lithomancydivination by means of stones or stone talismans
necromancyConjuring up the dead, especially for prophesying
oneiromancydivination through the interpretation of dreams
onomancydivination by the letters of a name
palmistry, palm reading, chiromancy, chirologytelling fortunes by lines on the palm of the hand
pyromancydivination by fire or flames
Broaderprophecy, prognostication, vaticinationknowledge of the future (usually said to be obtained from a divine source)
Spanishadivinación
Verbsdivineperceive intuitively or through some inexplicable perceptive powers

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