verb (used without object), dived or dove, dived, div·ing.
verb (used with object), dived or dove, dived, div·ing.
Origin of dive
Related Words for divedleap, 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 dived
Contemporary Examples of dived
It dived into their pre-apocalypse backgrounds, their vices and issues with class.A Perfect 'Walking Dead' Episode
March 3, 2014
A friend ran down the pier, dived overboard and pulled him out; but the silk hat floated off with the tide.If the Economy Improves
February 15, 2012
It turns out that she dived into therapy after she learned the family secret.Carla on the Couch
October 22, 2009
Michael dived into the filming, learning not only his lines but everyone else's.Michael Jackson: An Oral History
The Daily Beast
July 6, 2009
Historical Examples of dived
Into the breast pocket of his coat he dived and brought up a wallet.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
As he dived into the intricate problems memories came with them.The Rock of Chickamauga
Joseph A. Altsheler
Visibly he lost importance as he yielded and dived into his pocket.The Fortune Hunter
Louis Joseph Vance
With rapid glances he took stock of the women, dived into their very souls.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
Bill nodded with profound gravity, and dived into one of his pockets.The Law-Breakers
verb dives, diving or dived or US dove or dived (mainly intr)
Word Origin for dive
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."