- a dingy or disreputable bar or nightclub: Grab a beer with some locals at the dive on the corner.
- any shabby, run-down place, especially a residence.
Origin of dive
usage note for dive
OTHER WORDS FROM divepost·dive, adjectivepre·dive, adjectiveun·der·dive, nounun·der·dive, verb (used without object), un·der·dived or un·der·dove, un·der·dived, un·der·div·ing.
How to use dive in a sentence
Union membership and popularity dived in the 1970s and early 1980s when public-sector organizing accelerated.Why Progressives Shouldn’t Support Public Workers Unions|Dmitri Mehlhorn|July 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It dived into their pre-apocalypse backgrounds, their vices and issues with class.
A friend ran down the pier, dived overboard and pulled him out; but the silk hat floated off with the tide.
It turns out that she dived into therapy after she learned the family secret.
He paraglided, scuba dived, and even tried to rappel down Mt. Rushmore before he was rebuffed by park officials.
Quick as a flash he jumped in and dived down, down under where the fish were darting.Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin|Mary Hazelton Wade
He dived, came up at a distance, and paddled away without taking flight.
They kept quite near each other, and splashed or dived unconscious of danger.
Young Joe dived below and reappeared the next instant, bringing a small telescope.The Rival Campers|Ruel Perley Smith
Liosha was in the chastened mood in which she would have dived with him to the depths of the English Channel.Jaffery|William J. Locke