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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Diva \Di"va\ (d[=e]"v[.a]), noun; It. pl. {Dive} (d[=e]"v[=a]). [It., prop. fem. of divo divine, L. divus.] A prima donna. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Dive \Dive\, noun

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. Hawthorne.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Dive \Dive\, verb (used without an object) [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, verb (used with an object), fr. d?fan, verb (used without an object); akin to Icel. d?fa, G. taufen, E. dip, deep, and perh. to dove, noun 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. Burroughs.

2. Fig.: To plunge or to go deeply into any subject, question, business, etc.; to penetrate; to explore. --South.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Dive \Dive\, verb (used with an object)

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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

dive

noun

1: a cheap disreputable nightclub or dance hall [syn: {honkytonk}, {dive}]

2: a headlong plunge into water [syn: {dive}, {diving}]

3: a steep nose-down descent by an aircraft [syn: {dive}, {nose dive}, {nosedive}]

verb

1: drop steeply; "the stock market plunged" [syn: {dive}, {plunge}, {plunk}]

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"


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