1 a cheap disreputable nightclub or dance hall [syn: honkytonk]
2 a headlong plunge into water [syn: diving]
3 a steep nose-down descent by an aircraft [syn: nose dive]
2 plunge into water; "I was afraid to dive from the board into the pool"
3 swim under water; "the children enjoyed diving and looking for shells" [also: dove]diva n : a distinguished female operatic singer; a female operatic star [syn: prima donna] [also: dive (pl)]
- Rhymes: -aɪv
- To swim under water.
- To jump into water head-first.
- To descend sharply or steeply.
- (especially with in) To undertake with enthusiasm.
- She dove right in and started making improvements.
- To deliberately fall down after a challenge, imitating being fouled, in the hope of getting one's opponent penalised
- To cause to descend, dunk
Usage notesThe past tense dove is found chiefly in North American English, where it is used alongside the regular (and earlier) dived, with regional variations; in British English dived is the standard past tense, dove existing only in some dialects. As a past participle, dove is relatively rare. (Cf. Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary; The American Heritage Dictionary; The Cambridge Guide to English Usage)
to swim under water
jump into water
a swim under water
- Plural of diva
- Plural of diva.
Dive or diving may refer to:
- Dive (band), an industrial music band from Belgium
- Dive (Swedish band), an electronic music band from Sweden, and also a 1994 album by the band
- Dive (Sarah Brightman album), a 1993 album by Sarah Brightman
- "Dive (song)", a song by Nirvana
- "DIVE (song)", the first single by J-pop band BeForU, which first appeared in Dance Dance Revolution 5thMIX
- Dive, a song by Christian music artist Steven Curtis Chapman, on his album "Speechless"
- Diving (football), faking or exaggeration of an injury, in particular in football (soccer), in order to draw a foul on an opponent or otherwise gain an advantage. Also a well known term in ice hockey, when a player tries to draw a penalty. (In American football, more likely to be called "acting", as in "Give him an Academy Award!")
- Taking a dive, the intentional throwing of a fight in boxing
- In numerous sports, including basketball and baseball, the practice of throwing oneself horizontally into the ground in order to catch or field a ball is known as diving
- In American football, the practice of a ball-carrier propelling himself up and over the line of scrimmage, usually on a very short-yardage down, is called diving
Dive may also refer to:
- In relation to aircraft, it is a maneuver where the nose of the aircraft is pointed vertically down to ground. See dive bomber or a line from the song "The U.S. Air Force (song)"
- Dive can be used generically whenever some quantity (such as a company's stock price) experiences a sudden and swift decline; usually this indicates that the decline is a negative event
- Dive bar, a cheap, dingy drinking establishment
- Dive (film), a film released in 2003, filmed in and taking place in a Washington, D.C. dive bar
- Dive!, a short-lived (1994-99) restaurant founded by Steven Spielberg in Century City, California, notable for its facade in the shape of a submarine
- Distributed Interactive Virtual Environment, a prototype multi-user VR system
- Naam Dayv is another form of the Indian poet Namdev's name
- Dive!, a 2004 video game
- Diving can sometimes be interpreted as internet slang for heavy web browsing, often to obtain specific information. The term was coined by the anime/manga series Ghost in the Shell and referred to entering an internet environment in a similar way to the science fiction movie, The Matrix
- Slang for oral sex
- a grade separated junction on a railway where one line dives under another, such as at Mpika railway station, or flys over another, such as at Sandgate Flyover
dive in Japanese: ダイビング
dive in Finnish: Dive
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