American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that dives: a high diver who excelled in performing the jackknife.
- n. One that works under water, especially one equipped with breathing apparatus and weighted clothing.
- n. Any of several diving water birds, especially the loon.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which dives or plunges into water.
- n. Specifically— One who makes a business of diving, as for pearl-oysters, to examine sunken vessels, etc. See submarine armor, under armor.
- n. A bird that habitually dives, as a loon, grebe, auk, or penguin; specifically, one or any of the birds variously known as Brachypterœ, Mergitores, Urinatores, Pygopodes, or Spheniscomorphœ. The term is especially applied to the loons, family Colymbidœ (which see). There are three leading species: the great northern diver, Colymbus torquatus; the black-throated diver, C. arcticus; and the red-throated diver, C. septentrionalis. All three inhabit the northern hemisphere generally, and are noted not only for their quickness in diving, but also for the length of time they remain and the distance they traverse under water, in which they move both by swimming with the feet and by paddling with the wings. See loon. Also diving-bird.
- n. One who plunges into or engages deeply in anything.
- n. See dyvour.
- n. someone who dives, especially as a sport
- n. someone who works underwater; a frogman
- n. the loon (bird)
- n. The New Zealand sand diver
- n. The Long-finned sand diver
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who, or that which, dives.
- n. Fig.: One who goes deeply into a subject, study, or business.
- n. (Zoöl.) Any bird of certain genera, as Urinator (formerly Colymbus), or the allied genus Colymbus, or Podiceps, remarkable for their agility in diving.
- n. someone who dives (into water)
- n. large somewhat primitive fish-eating diving bird of the northern hemisphere having webbed feet placed far back; related to the grebes
- n. someone who works underwater
“At 30 feet down the pressure on the diver is the same in a swimming pool, lake or ocean.”
“At Ajax he was known as a diver whose career in the Eredivisie ended when he bit PSV Eindhoven's Otman Bakkal.”
“Several times filling and emptying his lungs in diver fashion, Grief turned over and went down through the water.”
“My father pulled that Sea Hunt character off so well, people thought he was a skin diver who'd been taught to act," Bridges says.”
“Usually Journalism, when a diver is devoured by a shark, says that, and it is enough.”
“Ecpad/Abacausa. com A diver from the French military vessel Ventose collected remains of the plane in a recovery operation Monday.”
“Ron, the urchin diver, will run out of luck at some point in his life.”
“Clearly enthused at the prospect of seeing Lara Croft – adventurer, archaeologist, skin diver, jet pilot, skilled equestrian, and expert markswoman – leap onto a well-tuned mountain bike and go bombing down a Himalayan mountain.”
“To-day the pearl-diver is grubbing under the waves that are lapping the Sooloo Islands, the coast of Coromandel, and the shores of Algiers.”
“For example, the Chanel J12 watches engrave with the word diver to say is clear they to conform to the standard which pointed out for the Waterproof.”
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