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Meaning of DIVER

Pronunciation:  'dIvur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  large somewhat primitive fish-eating diving bird of the northern hemisphere having webbed feet placed far back; related to the grebes
  2. [n]  someone who dives (into water)
  3. [n]  someone who works underwater

DIVER is a 5 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: frogman, loon, plunger, underwater diver
 See Also: adventurer, deep-sea diver, explorer, Gavia, gaviiform seabird, genus Gavia, pearl diver, pearler, scuba diver, swimmer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Div"er\, n.
1. One who, or that which, dives.

         Divers and fishers for pearls.        --Woodward.

2. Fig.: One who goes deeply into a subject, study, or
   business. ``A diver into causes.'' --Sir H. Wotton.

3. (Zo["o]l.) Any bird of certain genera, as {Urinator}
   (formerly {Colymbus}), or the allied genus {Colymbus}, or
   {Podiceps}, remarkable for their agility in diving.

Note: The northern diver ({Urinator imber}) is the loon; the
      black diver or velvet scoter ({Oidemia fusca}) is a sea
      duck. See {Loon}, and {Scoter}.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: bather, bathing beauty, bathing girl, cannon, cutpurse, deep-sea diver, dip, free diver, frogman, jumper, mermaid, merman, natator, parachute jumper, pearl diver, plunger, scuba diver, skin diver, sky diver, snorkel diver, swimmer, wire