dive is the dictionary form of dove Definition of dive
1. [ verb ] drop steeply
Synonyms: plunge plunk

"the stock market plunged"

Related terms: descend duck crash-dive sky_dive nosedive power-dive plunge
2. [ noun ] (dance,business) a cheap disreputable nightclub or dance hall
Synonyms: honkytonk
Related terms: cabaret
3. [ noun ] (sport) a headlong plunge into water
Synonyms: diving
Related terms: swimming half_gainer cliff_diving gainer jackknife swan_dive flip belly_flop
4. [ verb ] plunge into water

"I was afraid to dive from the board into the pool"

Related terms: submerge belly-flop jackknife water_sport
5. [ verb ] swim under water

"the children enjoyed diving and looking for shells"

Related terms: swim snorkel skin-dive diver
6. [ noun ] (transportation) a steep nose-down descent by an aircraft
Synonyms: nose_dive
Related terms: descent power_dive
Similar spelling:   dope