[ dahy-veez ]

  1. the rich man of the parable in Luke 16:19–31.

  2. any rich man.

Origin of Dives

From the Latin word dīves rich, rich man

Words Nearby Dives

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How to use Dives in a sentence

  • But Solomon in all his glory was dressed in his best; from Dives to Lazarus is largely a matter of garments.

  • Civitas opulenta, Dives, fecunda, in qua nemo vivat otiosus.

    A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10) | Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
  • Joyce screams, pulls her long plaits round her face to prevent the moths catching in them, and Dives for her cabin.

  • One of the enemy side-slips, Dives and streaks to the earth, leaving a cloud of smoke to mark his unsubstantial path.

    Tam O' The Scoots | Edgar Wallace
  • But that night God anointed me for street preaching and for work in slums, Dives and saloons.

    Prisons and Prayer: Or a Labor of Love | Elizabeth Ryder Wheaton

British Dictionary definitions for Dives


/ (ˈdaɪviːz) /

  1. a rich man in the parable in Luke 16:19–31

  2. a very rich man

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