[ dahy-verz ]
/ ˈdaɪ vərz /


several; various; sundry: divers articles.


(used with a plural verb) an indefinite number more than one: He chose divers of them, who were asked to accompany him.

Origin of divers

1200–50; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French < Latin dīversus diverse
Can be confuseddivers diverse

Definition for divers (2 of 2)


[ dahy-ver ]
/ ˈdaɪ vər /


a person or thing that dives.
a person who makes a business of diving, as for pearl oysters or to examine sunken vessels.
British. a loon.
any of several other birds noted for their skill in diving.

Origin of diver

First recorded in 1500–10; dive + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for divers (1 of 2)


/ (ˈdaɪvəz) /


archaic, or literary
  1. various; sundry; some
  2. (as pronoun; functioning as plural)divers of them

Word Origin for divers

C13: from Old French, from Latin dīversus turned in different directions; see divert

British Dictionary definitions for divers (2 of 2)


/ (ˈdaɪvə) /


a person or thing that dives
a person who works or explores underwater
Also called: loom any aquatic bird of the genus Gavia, family Gaviidae, and order Gaviiformes of northern oceans, having a straight pointed bill, small wings, and a long body: noted for swiftness and skill in swimming and divingUS and Canadian name: loon
any of various other diving birds
soccer slang a player who pretends to have been tripped or impeded by an opposing player in order to win a free kick or penalty
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