Definition of div
1. dive [ v ] drop steeply
Examples: "the stock market plunged"
(Rocky Mountains News, [Denver, Colorado],...)
Billy_Gardner 's line_double , which just eluded the diving Minnie_Minoso in left_field , drove_in Jim_Lemon with the winning run with two out in the last of the ninth to give the Minnesota_Twins a 6 - 5 victory over the Chicago_White_Sox Monday .
(Octavia Waldo, A Cup of the Sun....)
Or the surging whirling sounds of bats at night , when their black bodies dived into the blackness above and below the amber street_lights .Synonyms plunge dive plunk Related Terms descend duck crash-dive sky_dive nosedive power-dive plunge
2. dive [ n ] a cheap disreputable nightclub or dance hallUsed in print:
(W. E. B. DuBois, Worlds of Color....)
Dives , carefully repaired huts , and nicely painted and ornamented cottages were jumbled together cheek_by_jowl with little distinction .Synonyms dive honkytonk Related Terms cabaret
3. dive [ n ] a headlong plunge into waterUsed in print:
(Donald J. Plantz, Sweeney Squadron....)
Like a man making a deep dive , Greg took full breath and plunged back into the valley .Synonyms dive diving Related Terms swimming half_gainer cliff_diving gainer jackknife swan_dive flip belly_flop
4. dive [ v ] plunge into water
Examples: "I was afraid to dive from the board into the pool"
(Richard S. Prather, "The Bawdy Beautiful," Cavalier...)
The water in Thor 's big swimming_pool had been covered with a blanket of thick , foamy soapsuds - fashioned , of_course , from ZING - Joyce had dived from the board into the pool , then swirled and cavorted in her luxurious `` bath '' while cameras rolled .Synonyms dive Related Terms submerge belly-flop jackknife water_sport
5. dive [ v ] swim under water
Examples: "the children enjoyed diving and looking for shells"
6. dive [ n ] a steep nose-down descent by an aircraftSynonyms nose_dive dive Related Terms descent power_dive
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