Origin of Dives
verb (used without object), dived or dove, dived, div·ing.
verb (used with object), dived or dove, dived, div·ing.
Origin of dive
Examples from the Web for dives
Marvin takes off his T-shirt and dives into his swimming pool.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
No, she really is; she dives away from cars, outruns planes, ducks away from falling buses.‘Left Behind’ Review: Nicolas Cage’s Bible Movie Is God-Awful|Matthew Paul Turner|October 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His dips, dives, and somersaults in the air caught the attention of all the major papers.
The tour then goes to Norway for dives of a fjord, followed by stops in Portugal, Ukraine, Spain, and a season finale in Brazil.The World Series of Cliff Diving Takes Itself Very Seriously|Hampton Stevens|June 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“He dives into the details of what voters think and what the voting patterns are of the districts are like,” Nunez said.
Then she dives again, carrying down a big bubble of air between these hairy legs and her equally hairy body as she does so.The Animal World, A Book of Natural History|Theodore Wood
Dives et Pauper; yis Tretyys ben dyvydit into elevene partys, and ev'ry part is dyvidit into chapitalis.Bibliomania; or Book-Madness|Thomas Frognall Dibdin
T is a true palm, and many a beggar shall be refused at Dives's door, but not at his.
He jerks his head up a little at that, kind of stares in my direction, and then dives into another hill of spuds.Odd Numbers|Sewell Ford
Dives agris, dives positis in fnore nummis—Rich 55 in lands, rich in money laid out at interest.
verb dives, diving or dived or US dove or dived (mainly intr)
Word Origin for dive
traditional name for a rich man, late 14c., from Latin dives "rich (man);" see Dis. Used in Luke xvi in Vulgate and commonly mistaken as the proper name of the man in the parable. Related to divus "divine," and originally meaning "favored by the gods" (see divine (adj.)).
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."