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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
dive
I.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a duck dives (=puts its head down under the water)
▪ A single wild duck was swimming and diving.
dive/fall/jump/plunge head-first
▪ I fell head-first down the stairs.
diving bell
diving board
Dumpster diving
scuba diving
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADVERB
down
▪ I suddenly noticed that we were diving down again.
▪ I ignore him and dive down to my furniture underworld to etch the bizarre scene on my mind once more.
▪ It had been going more and more slowly since diving down from the weathercock.
in
▪ Smith and Hannaford teaming up again with fly half, Neil Matthews diving in.
▪ He dives in and helps two children out the open rear window of the car.
▪ Effie dives in, like a knife in the water, and they start racing each other to the shore.
▪ Side by side, we dive in.
▪ So these dare devils have got 6 months to dry out before diving in at the deep end once again.
▪ Queequeg dives in and soon surfaces with Tashtego in tow.
▪ Not diving in and all that.
▪ I just want us to dive in and see where it takes us.
off
▪ There's Daddy Dyance diving off desks and whacking boys with the cane - it was that kind of school.
■ NOUN
cover
▪ A man who was in the car park at the time said he was forced to dive for cover.
water
▪ Once I seen some one dive into the road like diving into water.
▪ Queequeg quickly fastens the boom and then dives into the freezing water and rescues the bumpkin.
▪ Steven: He dives in the water.
▪ Soon Evan had filled his notebook page with memories of diving under the water to get a closer look at the boat.
▪ I find myself pantomiming a bird with large wings, diving into the water, catching a fish in its beak.
▪ At summer camp in Vermont they have to dive into dark water from the lip of a granite quarry.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ A woman dived in to rescue the boy.
▪ Evan dived off the rock into the sea.
▪ Flight 776 from Orlando suddenly lost cabin pressure and dived nearly four miles.
▪ Ralph dived into the icy water.
▪ Roger was standing at the edge of the pool ready to dive.
▪ She stood at the edge of the pool waiting to dive.
▪ Slowly, the submarine began to dive.
▪ The dollar dived against the Japanese yen in Tokyo today.
▪ The engine did not re-start, and the plane dived to the ground.
▪ The hawk stopped in mid-flight before diving down on its prey.
▪ The men use scuba gear to dive for abalone.
▪ The pool was deserted, and Lindsey wasted no time before diving in head-first.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ But with the thrust coming from the back the body is nose-heavy and liable to dive downwards.
▪ I was spoiled by my prime seat as a pilot and remember fondly that view when I dive now as a scientist.
▪ Queequeg quickly fastens the boom and then dives into the freezing water and rescues the bumpkin.
▪ The children then dive for them and see how many items of treasure they can catch.
▪ We dive into the seat, piling on to each other.
▪ While diving, the menu is inaccessible and all functions are automatic.
▪ You can really dive into it.
II.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
steep
▪ Instinctively I went into a steep spiral dive, furiously angry that I had been beaten at my own game.
▪ This, not his ethical problems, caused the steepest dive in his national popularity, to its current nadir.
▪ He naturally tried to recover from the steep dive before striking the ground.
▪ There have been several cases of two-seaters being overstressed by pilots pulling back hard to recover from steep dives after spin recoveries.
vertical
▪ He then attacked a third which went down in a vertical dive, apparently into the sea.
■ VERB
make
▪ Bernard looked up and Apricot made a dive to undo his zip.
▪ It was on this cruise that I made my first dive to the seafloor.
▪ He made periodic dives at the bowl of cherries poised on a coffee table by the sofa.
▪ Over the next year and a half I became a competent pilot, making forty-eight dives as pilot-in-command.
▪ We make a dive into the motel office, two travelling strangers.
▪ I made my last dive as a pilot in December 1991.
pull
▪ He pulled out of the dive and cleared the target area, every joint and spar in the aeroplane shuddering under the strain.
▪ The pilot, who was later court martialled, was unable to pull up from a dive and ploughed into the ground.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ It was a dive, but it was the only place to go that was near the airport.
▪ She did a perfect dive from the top board.
▪ That was a perfect dive.
▪ Two BF109 planes flashed past in a steep dive.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Nobody else in this dive has any money, and for them it will he a long cold evening.
▪ Optional dives are performed in the quarterfinal, followed by required dives in the semifinal and optionals again in the final.
▪ We prepared the bell for the dive.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Dive

Diva \Di"va\ (d[=e]"v[.a]), n.; It. pl. Dive (d[=e]"v[=a]). A prima donna.

Dive

Dive \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.

Dive

Dive \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. Burroughs.

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

Dive

Dive \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. Hawthorne.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
dive

mid-13c., from Old English dufan "to dive, duck, sink" (intransitive, class II strong verb; past tense deaf, past participle dofen) and dyfan "to dip, submerge" (weak, transitive), from Proto-Germanic verb *dubijan, from PIE *dheub- "deep, hollow" (see deep (adj.)). Past tense dove is a later formation, perhaps on analogy of drive/drove. Related: Diving. Dive bomber attested by 1939.

dive

c.1700, from dive (v.). Sense of "disreputable bar" is first recorded American English 1871, perhaps because they were usually in basements, and going into one was both a literal and figurative "diving."

Wiktionary
dive

Etymology 1 n. 1 A jump or plunge into water. 2 A swim under water. 3 A decline. 4 (context slang English) A seedy bar, nightclub, etc. 5 (context aviation English) aerial descend with the nose pointed down. 6 (context sports English) A deliberate fall after a challenge. vb. 1 To swim under water. 2 To jump into water head-first. 3 To descend sharply or steeply. 4 (especially with ''in'') To undertake with enthusiasm. 5 (context sports English) To deliberately fall down after a challenge, imitating being fouled, in the hope of getting one's opponent penalised. 6 To cause to descend, dunk; to plunge something into water. 7 (context transitive English) To explore by diving; to plunge into. 8 (context figurative English) To plunge or to go deeply into any subject, question, business, etc.; to penetrate; to explore. Etymology 2

n. (plural of diva English)

WordNet
dive
  1. See diva

  2. [also: dove]

diva
  1. n. a distinguished female operatic singer; a female operatic star [syn: prima donna]

  2. [also: dive (pl)]

dive
  1. n. 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]

  4. [also: dove]

dive
  1. v. drop steeply; "the stock market plunged" [syn: 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"

  4. [also: dove]

Gazetteer
Wikipedia
Dive

Dive or Diving may refer to:

Dive (Belgian band)

Dive is a Belgian electronic dance music project formed in 1990 by Dirk Ivens (Absolute Body Control, Klinik, Blok 57, Sonar). Dive's "audio trademark" is the experimental sound of abused drum machines, pulsating through crackling distortion on almost every song.

Dive (Sarah Brightman album)

Dive is the third studio album by English soprano Sarah Brightman. It is her first album with producer Frank Peterson, and a marked departure from her previous operatic works. Its unifying theme is water and the ocean. The song "Captain Nemo" is a cover of the 1990 Dive single. "Johnny Wanna Live" is a cover of the 1992 Sandra song. "Once in a Lifetime" is a cover of the Gregorian song from 1991's Sadisfaction, produced by Frank Peterson.

Dive (Maaya Sakamoto album)

Dive is the second studio album released by Japanese singer Maaya Sakamoto. As the first album, Yoko Kanno produced this album as well. Lyrics of the album's songs were written by Sakamoto and Yūho Iwasato, except "Baby Face" and "Heavenly Blue" were co-written with Tim Jensen.

Dive (Swedish band)

Dive was a Swedish band which consisted of Chris Lancelot (a.k.a. Krister Linder) and Erik Holmberg. They released three albums. A fourth album was recorded but not released. Their debut single was also their biggest commercial success; " Captain Nemo" was later covered by Sarah Brightman on her 1993 album Dive.

Both members have gone on to solo careers as producers and artists. Linder moved into electronic music, recording as Yeti and Tupilaq, but returned to vocals with a solo album in 2007.

Dive (river)

The Dive is a 75 km long river in France, right tributary of the Thouet. Its source is in the commune Maisonneuve. Its course crosses the departments of Vienne, Deux-Sèvres and Maine-et-Loire. It flows northwards through the towns of Moncontour and Brézé, finally flowing into the Thouet in Saint-Just-sur-Dive.

Dive (American football)

A "dive" (or "plunge" or "buck", also called a line plunge or line buck) is a type of play in American football in which the ball carrier (usually a fullback or a halfback) attempts to thrust quickly over the line of scrimmage, rushing through the linemen. A dive or buck is distinct from both an end run and an off-tackle run; the gap for the runner can be either between center and guard or between guard and tackle.

Dive (Steven Curtis Chapman song)

"Dive" is a song by Contemporary Christian artist Steven Curtis Chapman, released as the second single from his 1999 album Speechless. "Dive" was covered by PureNRG on their final album Graduation: The Best of pureNRG.

Dive (TV series)

Dive is a two-part British television drama starring Jack O'Connell, Aisling Loftus and Gina McKee. Broadcast on BBC Two in July 2010, the show dealt with the problems of teenage relationships and pregnancy against the backdrop of a young diver's preparations for the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Dive (Tycho album)

Dive is the third album by the electronica artist Tycho, released November 8, 2011 on Ghostly International.

Dive (Usher song)

"Dive" is a song recorded by American recording artist Usher for his seventh studio album Looking 4 Myself (2012). It was written and produced by Rico Love, Jim Jonsin, Danny Morris and Frank Romano. "Dive" is a slow-paced R&B ballad with elements of pop music, with Usher making use of his falsetto range. Its lyrics use the metaphor of diving, which was interpreted by critics to discuss a commitment to a relationship. The song was announced by Usher via Twitter as the fifth single from Looking 4 Myself on August 21, 2012. It was released to urban radio on August 28, 2012.

"Dive" was received well by critics, who praised its production and Usher's vocals, particularly his falsetto. An accompanying music video directed by Chris Applebaum, portrays Victoria's Secret Angel model Chanel Iman as Usher's love interest, showing them being intimate and making love in several scenes. Upon the release of Looking 4 Myself, the song debuted at number 50 on the South Korea Gaon International Chart, with sales of 6,546 digital copies. "Dive" peaked at number 34 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, remaining on the chart for twelve weeks before dropping out.

Dive (film)

Dive'' (German:Spelunke'') is a 1929 German silent film directed by E.W. Emo and starring Igo Sym, Corry Bell and Paul Samson-Körner.

The film's art direction was by Kurt Richter.

Usage examples of "dive".

The water boiled around Abo as the shark thrashed, but Abo stayed on and, holding the stick like handlebars, he pulled back to keep the shark from diving and steered him into the shallow water of the reef, where the other men waited with their knives drawn.

In diving, the addled serpent whacked the hull so hard that Adira felt the blow at the stern.

They were a carny crowd waiting for the aerialist to take his dive, and kill himself.

The Diving Officer and bowplanesman were struggling to maintain depth control in spite of the odd effects of their rooster-tail wake aft and the shallow-bottom venturi force amidships.

Pain, loss of blood and bouts of unconsciousness started to affect the pilot, but the Stirling was kept flying, with the help first of the navigator and then of the bomb aimer, who had himself been stunned in the dive.

To get them, he needed Carlos Alcazar, the commander of El Diablo prison, who provided him with slaves for diving.

His sudden twist hoisted Alker across the desk, to the far side, where the man dived hard to the floor, throwing his left hand ahead of him.

Within a minute or two we had gained Tothill-street, crossed it and dived down the lane opposite into the ancient and now infamous Almonry and then made our way through the back-courts into Orchard-street.

It was agreed that Gray would keep his Wildcats high to preserve the altitude advantage he needed against the agile Zeros, and, at the same time, provide protection for the dive bombers.

With these words I drew her towards me, and finding her as gentle as a lamb and as loving as a dove, the amorous sacrifice was offered with abundant libations on both sides.

The big amphibian went into a barrel roll, straightened out and dived.

Behind them, the full squadron of amphibious planes dove into the water, vanishing beneath the surface, leaving only a scar of churned foam to mark where they had entered the sea.

We have managed once, briefly, to send humans to that depth in a sturdy diving vessel, yet it is home to colonies of amphipods, a type of crustacean similar to shrimp but transparent, which survive without any protection at all.

Turgot the event was a costly and badly managed entertainment that pandered to ludicrous anachronisms like the sacred ampoule of oil, allegedly supplied to King Clovis by a divinely dispatched dove.

E come dimentico di quanto doveva narrare e sopraffatto ancora da immensa paura non sapeva da dove cominciare.