verb (used without object), dived or dove, dived, div·ing.
verb (used with object), dived or dove, dived, div·ing.
Origin of dive
noun, plural di·vas, di·ve [dee-ve] /ˈdi vɛ/.
Origin of diva
Related Words for diveleap, plunge, dip, hole, duck, lunge, drop, jump, plummet, swoop, fall, vault, vanish, disappear, nose-dive, spring, dash, pitch, nosedive, submersion
Examples from the Web for dive
Contemporary Examples of dive
Not even after its parent company, the Soviet Union, took a dive in 1991.Obama’s One Hand Clap With Castro
December 24, 2014
We wanted to create a dedicated hub where people can dive into it and get all this commentary on the news.How Funny or Die Plans to Cover ISIS, Ebola and Elections
October 10, 2014
They'd never be allowed to take their clothes off and dive in the way boys do.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq
Nathan Bradley Bethea
August 31, 2014
For anyone looking to dive into the big, knotty history of one of the most iconic states, this book is well worth the time.How Religion Turned Texas Red
August 20, 2014
And while I may have put a bunch of stunt guys in peril on Titanic, it was my ass in the sphere on the dive.James Cameron Dives into the Ocean's Abyss
July 21, 2014
Historical Examples of dive
"That wasn't much of a dive," his father said, swimming up to him.Changing Winds
St. John G. Ervine
"There is no one in the Bay who can dive better than I can," he answered.A Spirit in Prison
Stan saw the Me's dive down to overtake and attack the Forts and Libs.A Yankee Flier Over Berlin
I made a dive for the cellar door, just as they got the range.Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective
Ellis Parker Butler
I can dive like a fish,” said Enda; “but how can I walk beneath the waters?Irish Fairy Tales
verb dives, diving or dived or US dove or dived (mainly intr)
Word Origin for dive
noun plural -vas or -ve (-vɪ)
Word Origin for diva
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 *dubijanan, from PIE *dheub- (see deep). Past tense dove is a later formation, perhaps on analogy of drive/drove. Related: Diving. Dive bomber attested by 1939.
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."
"distinguished woman singer, prima donna," 1883, from Italian diva "goddess, fine lady," from Latin diva "goddess," fem. of divus "divine (one);" see divine (adj.).