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Meaning of DIVE

Pronunciation:  dIv

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a steep nose-down descent by an aircraft
  2. [n]  a headlong plunge into water
  3. [n]  a cheap disreputable nightclub or dance hall
  4. [v]  swim under water; "the children enjoyed diving and looking for shells"
  5. [v]  plunge into water; "I was afraid to dive from the board into the pool"
  6. [v]  drop steeply; "the stock market plunged"

DIVE is a 4 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: diving, honkytonk, nose dive, plunge, plunk
 See Also: belly flop, belly flopper, belly whop, belly whopper, belly-flop, cabaret, cliff diving, club, come down, crash-dive, descend, descent, duck, fall, flip, full gainer, gainer, go down, half gainer, jackknife, jackknife, nightclub, nightspot, nosedive, parachute, power dive, power-dive, skin-dive, sky dive, snorkel, submerge, submerse, swallow dive, swan dive, swim, swim, swimming



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
             It is not that pearls fetch a high price because men
             have dived for them.                  --Whately.
    Note: The colloquial form dove is common in the United States
          as an imperfect tense form.
                All [the walruses] dove down with a tremendous
                splash.                            --Dr. Hayes.
                When closely pressed it [the loon] dove . . . and
                left the young bird sitting in the water. --J.
    2. Fig.: To plunge or to go deeply into any subject,
       question, business, etc.; to penetrate; to explore.
  2. \Dive\, v. t.
    1. To plunge (a person or thing) into water; to dip; to duck.
       [Obs.] --Hooker.
    2. To explore by diving; to plunge into. [R.]
             The Curtii bravely dived the gulf of fame. --Denham.
             He dives the hollow, climbs the steeps. --Emerson.
  3. \Dive\, n.
    1. A plunge headforemost into water, the act of one who
       dives, literally or figuratively.
    2. A place of low resort. [Slang]
             The music halls and dives in the lower part of the
             city.                                 --J.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are diving into clear water means an end to an embarrassing situation. Although you may experience some temporary setbacks, things will surely look up. Additionally, this dream may mean that you are trying to get to the bottom of a current situation and the root of your problems or feelings. It may also refer exploration of your unconscious. Dreaming that you are diving into muddy water means that you will suffer anxiety from the path of your affairs. Seeing others diving in your dream, represents psychological and emotional balance. Seeing animals diving in your dream, suggests that are exploring your instinctual and sexual urges which you have previously suppressed into your unconscious.
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