- 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 Perfect 'Walking Dead' Episode|Melissa Leon|March 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|David Frum|February 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It turns out that she dived into therapy after she learned the family secret.Carla on the Couch|Eric Pape|October 22, 2009|DAILY BEAST
He paraglided, scuba dived, and even tried to rappel down Mt. Rushmore before he was rebuffed by park officials.Remembering JFK, Jr.|The Daily Beast|July 15, 2009|DAILY BEAST
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