dive dive  /ˈdaɪv/


  1. (n) a distinguished female operatic singer; a female operatic star
  2. (n) a cheap disreputable nightclub or dance hall
  3. (n) a headlong plunge into water
  4. (n) a steep nose-down descent by an aircraft
  5. (v) drop steeply
  6. (v) plunge into water
  7. (v) swim under water

Derived Word(s)


  1. Last winter a free-lance deep-sea diver and experimenter named Max Nohl had himself lowered 420 ft.
  2. Reason for extension: bombs released in a dive pick up speed faster than the ship, have been known to poke their noses into the whirling prop and blow dive bomber and crew to bits.
  3. Breath-taking for any submariner is the first dive of a brand-new submarine.


  1. Police Dive Team Makes Gruesome Discovery In New Jersey Reservoir

    A police dive team just doing a drill ended up finding a car -- with human body parts inside – in a reservoir near West Milford, N.J.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: CBS New York

  2. Dive Team Finds Body Of Man Who Drowned While 'Noodling' In NE OKC

    A dive team has found the body of a man who drowned while noodling in the North Canadian River in Oklahoma City.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: News On 6 Tulsa

  3. Dive teams search for drowned man at Pineview Reservoir

    Dive teams are searching for the body of a 26-year-old man who drowned Sunday afternoon near Cemetery Point.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Deseret News


  1. "We've gone through a very tough year and I've been working Congress very hard, so I know there may not be an appetite immediately to dive into another controversial issue," he said of immigration reform.
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: TIME (blog)

  2. "The plane landed at a crazy speed. It was going into a dive and I was certain we would crash on the ground," Alessandro Bertellotti, a journalist with Italian broadcaster Rai, told the ANSA news agency. "I was sitting behind the wing. .........
    on Mar 6, 2007 By: Alessandro Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "It could have been easy for me just to shut it down," Wade said. "You don't know if you're going to be able to attack the same way and dive on the floor the same way. I'll find out after therapy and rehab how my body responds to things."
    on Mar 5, 2007 By: Dwyane Wade Source: Forbes

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