Origin of divers
Origin of diver
Related Words for diversmyriad, manifold, assorted, diverse, diversified, many, miscellaneous, mixed, several, sundry, varied, variegated
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Contemporary Examples of divers
With prizes on the Red Bull tour of just a few thousand dollars, the divers certainly aren't in it for the money.
Flashing “OK” signs, the safety crew waits for the divers to pop up and flash an “OK” back.
Other findings by divers have been more morbid, like skulls and bones from Japanese soldiers killed in the attacks.
In the 1980s, divers recovered bones from 400 men who were aboard the Maru Aikoku.
Divers and Blankenship himself went down, but were unable to explore due to the powerful current.Treasure Hunt to Discover Oak Island’s Mysterious Booty
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Historical Examples of divers
So, too, did the Greeks, and divers other ancient peoples who were famed for their learning.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
Vere had often seen the divers in the Bay of Naples at their curious toil.A Spirit in Prison
In the next place we have to consider that there are divers kinds of fire.Timaeus
He is the Arch-Hypocrite of Tone who speaks in divers tongues.Melomaniacs
Spring-board: a long board projecting over the water, used by divers.Tom Brown at Rugby
- various; sundry; some
- (as pronoun; functioning as plural)divers of them
Word Origin for divers
mid-13c., "not alike" (sense now in diverse); late 13c., "separate, distinct; various," from Old French divers (11c.) "different, various, singular, odd, exceptional, wretched, treacherous, perverse," from Latin diversus "turned different ways," in Late Latin "various," past participle of divertere (see divert).
Sense of "several, numerous" is recorded from c.1300, referring "originally and in form to the variety of objects; but, as variety implies number, becoming an indefinite numeral word expressing multiplicity" [OED], a sense that emerged by c.1400.
c.1500, agent noun from dive (v.).