The DICT Development Group

Search for:
Search type:

Database copyright information
Server information

4 definitions found
 for Diving
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dive \Dive\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Dived, colloq. Dove, a
     relic of the AS. strong forms de['a]f, dofen; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Diving.] [OE. diven, duven, AS. d?fan to sink, v. t., fr.
     d?fan, v. i.; akin to Icel. d?fa, G. taufen, E. dip, deep,
     and perh. to dove, n. Cf. Dip.]
     1. To plunge into water head foremost; to thrust the body
        under, or deeply into, water or other fluid.
        [1913 Webster]
              It is not that pearls fetch a high price because men
              have dived for them.                  --Whately.
        [1913 Webster]
     Note: The colloquial form dove is common in the United States
           as an imperfect tense form.
           [1913 Webster]
                 All [the walruses] dove down with a tremendous
                 splash.                            --Dr. Hayes.
           [1913 Webster]
                 When closely pressed it [the loon] dove . . . and
                 left the young bird sitting in the water. --J.
           [1913 Webster]
     2. Fig.: To plunge or to go deeply into any subject,
        question, business, etc.; to penetrate; to explore.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Diving \Div"ing\, a.
     That dives or is used or diving.
     [1913 Webster]
     Diving beetle (Zool.), any beetle of the family
        Dytiscid[ae], which habitually lives under water; --
        called also water tiger.
     Diving bell, 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
     Diving dress. See Submarine armor, under Submarine.
     Diving stone, a kind of jasper.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an athletic competition that involves diving into water
           [syn: diving, diving event]
      2: a headlong plunge into water [syn: dive, diving]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  53 Moby Thesaurus words for "diving":
     Australian crawl, acrobatics, aerobatics, aquaplaning, aquatics,
     backstroke, balneation, banking, bathe, bathing, breaststroke,
     butterfly, chandelle, crabbing, crawl, deep-sea diving, dive,
     dog paddle, fancy diving, fin, fishtail, fishtailing, flapper,
     flipper, floating, glide, high diving, natation, nose dive,
     pearl diving, plunging, power dive, pull-up, pullout, pushdown,
     rolling, sideslip, sidestroke, skin diving, sky diving, spiral,
     stall, stunting, surfboarding, surfing, swim, swimming,
     tactical maneuvers, treading water, volplane, wading, waterskiing,

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229