Origin of dove1
verb (used without object), dived or dove, dived, div·ing.
verb (used with object), dived or dove, dived, div·ing.
Origin of dive
Related Words for doveduck, lunge, plunge, drop, jump, leap, plummet, swoop, fall, vault, vanish, dip, disappear, nose-dive, gutter, spring, plumb, header, submerge, pitch
Examples from the Web for dove
Contemporary Examples of dove
Beginning in 1988, he also dove into making art using a fax machine.The Many Lives of Artist David Hockney
November 23, 2014
De Merode slipped from his seat and dove toward the roadside and into the forest.A Belgian Prince, Gorillas, Guerrillas & the Future of the Congo
November 6, 2014
He caught both the ball and a bleacher to the face as he dove into the stands.10 Unforgettable Derek Jeter Highlights (VIDEO)
September 29, 2014
You'd been drunk for hours, but you dove off a double-decker lake boat and came up gracefully for air.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq
Nathan Bradley Bethea
August 31, 2014
Improper burial, Dove says, could mean that harmful bacteria are leeching into the waterways.Aporkalypse Now: Pig-Killing Virus Could Mean the End of Bacon
August 20, 2014
Historical Examples of dove
The same that dove with the young woman under the steamboat paddles.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Again she dove and with strong strokes headed for the shore.The Monster Men
Edgar Rice Burroughs
I begin to think you have a little of the wisdom of the dove too.The Incomplete Amorist
One day may be grey like steel, and another grey like dove's plumage.Alarms and Discursions
G. K. Chesterton
He was not quarrelsome, though, like the sparrow; but peaceful, like the dove.Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit
- a greyish-brown colour
- (as adjective)dove walls
Word Origin for dove
verb dives, diving or dived or US dove or dived (mainly intr)
Word Origin for dive
probably from Old English dufe- (found only in compounds), from Proto-Germanic *dubon (cf. Old Saxon duba, Old Norse dufa, Swedish duva, Middle Dutch duve, Dutch duif, Old High German tuba, German Taube, Gothic -dubo), perhaps related to words for "dive," in reference to its flight.
Originally applied to all pigeons, now mostly restricted to the turtle dove. A symbol of gentleness from early Christian times, also of the Holy Spirit (cf. Gen. viii:8-12), and of peace and deliverance from anxiety; political meaning "person who advocates peace" attested by 1917, from the Christian dove of peace.
past tense of dive (q.v.).
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."