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Meaning of DIVING

Pronunciation:  d'Iving

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a headlong plunge into water
  2. [n]  an athletic competition that involves diving into water

DIVING is a 6 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: dive, diving event
 See Also: belly flop, belly flopper, belly whop, belly whopper, cliff diving, flip, full gainer, gainer, half gainer, jackknife, match, swallow dive, swan dive, swim, swim meet, swimming, swimming meet



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Div"ing\, a.
That dives or is used or diving.

{Diving beetle} (Zo["o]l.), 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.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: acrobatics, aerobatics, aquaplaning, aquatics, Australian crawl, 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, pullout, pull-up, pushdown, rolling, sideslip, sidestroke, skin diving, sky diving, spiral, stall, stunting, surfboarding, surfing, swim, swimming, tactical maneuvers, treading water, volplane, wading, waterskiing, zoom