from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective That dives or is used or diving.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) any beetle of the family Dytiscidæ, which habitually lives under water; -- called also water tiger.
  • adjective a hollow inverted vessel, sometimes bell-shaped, in which men may descend and work under water, respiration being sustained by the compressed air at the top, by fresh air pumped in through a tube from above.
  • adjective See Submarine armor, under Submarine.
  • adjective a kind of jasper.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of dive.
  • noun The action of the verb to dive in any sense.
  • noun The sport of jumping head first into water.
  • noun The practice of swimming underwater, especially using a scuba system, and especially for recreation.
  • noun attributively, as a modifier Of, relating to or used in diving (jumping into water).
  • noun attributively, as a modifier Of, relating to or used in diving (swimming underwater).
  • adjective That or who dives or dive.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an athletic competition that involves diving into water
  • noun a headlong plunge into water


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