dive

Definitions

  • Diving Dress
    Diving Dress
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v dive swim under water "the children enjoyed diving and looking for shells"
    • v dive plunge into water "I was afraid to dive from the board into the pool"
    • v dive drop steeply "the stock market plunged"
    • n dive a steep nose-down descent by an aircraft
    • n dive a headlong plunge into water
    • n dive a cheap disreputable nightclub or dance hall
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THE AUTHOR AFTER HIS FIRST DIVE. THE FACE-PLATE HAS BEEN UNSCREWED FROM THE HELMET THE AUTHOR AFTER HIS FIRST DIVE. THE FACE-PLATE HAS BEEN UNSCREWED FROM THE HELMET

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The deepest underwater penguin dive is 1,772 feet by an Emperor Penguin
    • Dive A place of low resort. "The music halls and dives in the lower part of the city."
    • Dive A plunge headforemost into water, the act of one who dives, literally or figuratively.
    • Dive Fig.: To plunge or to go deeply into any subject, question, business, etc.; to penetrate; to explore.
    • Dive To explore by diving; to plunge into. "The Curtii bravely dived the gulf of fame.""He dives the hollow, climbs the steeps."
    • Dive To plunge (a person or thing) into water; to dip; to duck.
    • Dive To plunge into water head foremost; to thrust the body under, or deeply into, water or other fluid. "It is not that pearls fetch a high price because men have dived for them.""All [the walruses dove down with a tremendous splash.""When closely pressed it [the loon dove . . . and left the young bird sitting in the water."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The fastest land animal is the cheetah, however the fastest animal in the world is the prerigine falcon, which can dive at 217mph
    • dive To descend or plunge head first into water; thrust the body suddenly into water or other fluid; plunge deeply: as, to dive for shells.
    • dive To make a plunge in any way; plunge suddenly downward or forward, especially so as to disappear: as, to dive down a precipice or into a forest.
    • dive To plunge or enter deeply into something that engrosses the attention; engage deeply in anything: as, to dive to the bottom of a subject; to dive into the whirl of business.
    • dive To explore by diving.
    • n dive A descent or plunge head first into water or other fluid; a “header”: as, a dive from a spring-board.
    • n dive A sudden attack or swoop: as, to make a dive.
    • n dive A disreputable place of resort, where drinking and other forms of vice are indulged in, and, commonly, vulgar entertainments are given: so called because often situated in basements or other half-concealed places into which the resorters may “dive” with little risk of observation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Young priests of the island of Leukas, Greece, to qualify for service at the temple of Apollo, were required in ancient Greece to don the wings of an eagle and plunge from Cape Dukato into the sea, a dive of 230 feet. It was assumed that the gods would eliminate those unfit, but no diver was ever injured, although the ordeal was performed for centuries.
    • v.i Dive dīv to dip or plunge into water: to go headlong into a recess, forest, &c.: to plunge or go deeply into any matter
    • n Dive a plunge into water: a swoop
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Quotations

  • Leo Durocher
    Leo Durocher
    “Give me some scratching, diving, hungry ballplayers who come to kill you.”
  • Alfred Glossbrenner
    Alfred Glossbrenner
    “With so much information now online, it is exceptionally easy to simply dive in and drown.”
  • Bengali Hymn
    Bengali Hymn
    “Dive deep, O mind, dive deep in the ocean of God's beauty! If you descend to the uttermost depths, there you will find the gem of love.”
  • Virginia Woolf
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    “My own brain is to me the most unaccountable of machinery --always buzzing, humming, soaring roaring diving, and then buried in mud. And why? What's this passion for?”
  • Honore De Balzac
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    “In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls.”
  • John Dryden
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    “He who would search for pearls must dive below.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. diven, duven, AS. dfan, to sink, v. t., fr. dfan, v. i.; akin to Icel. dfa, G. taufen, E. dip, deep, and perh. to dove, n., Cf. Dip

Usage

In literature:

In front of the lodge each tail-rudder gives a slap and a twist, and they dive for the submarine door of one of the angles.
"Forest Neighbors" by William Davenport Hulbert
It seems that he attempted too sharp a turn, lost flying speed, side-slipped, and nose-dived.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
Hard faces I had not seen for years showed themselves about the dives.
"The Battle with the Slum" by Jacob A. Riis
HOW SALLY DIVED OFF THE BOAT, AND SHOCKED THE BEACH.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
As the man dived into his pocket a hand reached out of the crowd behind him.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison
He swam, and dived, and darted like a fish, and went wild with childish ecstasy.
"Kings in Exile" by Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts
A sketch of an ordinary diving-bell is given in Fig.
"How it Works" by Archibald Williams
Again we murmur something and make a dive to get away, but are confronted by a clean-shaven man in glasses.
"Round the Wonderful World" by G. E. Mitton
Barby decided that Rick and Scotty were to fly over to Whiteside and get diving equipment for Jan, so she could have her own.
"The Electronic Mind Reader" by John Blaine
The problem of which I propose to speak is the old dispute between Dives and Lazarus.
"Social Rights and Duties, Volume I (of 2)" by Sir Leslie Stephen
Then when the big wave passes, swim a few strokes, dive when the next comes, and take hold of the rocks again.
"The Tale of Timber Town" by Alfred Grace
She was lying in the Sea of Marmora, guarding the very mine field under which Holbrook had dived his craft.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
Threatened by a hound, he dived again, walked over the gravel, and swam under the gnarled roots of an oak.
"Creatures of the Night" by Alfred W. Rees
They eluded the thrusts, the dives and plunges of the American ships as easily as a swallow eludes the dive of a buzzard.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930" by Various
The ship dived, throwing Tolto forward, and his instinctive grab threw the elevator up.
"The Martian Cabal" by Roman Frederick Starzl
To meet them on even terms the green men needed diving-helmets with an oxygen supply.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, August 1930" by Various
A flight of some twenty Me fighters were diving and circling above.
"A Yankee Flier Over Berlin" by Al Avery
Just before the big plane dived into the wide white wall of falling water, the air behind it seemed to swarm with aircraft.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, June, 1930" by Various
Have to, if they're to dive from orbit down into the Jovian atmosphere, ram themselves full of gas, and come back.
"Industrial Revolution" by Poul William Anderson
The gate was swung ajar, and instantly they dived through.
"Boys' Book of Frontier Fighters" by Edwin L. Sabin
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In poetry:

Laughter and hearts so high
That the spirit flew off free,
Lifting into the sky
Diving into the sea;
"Oh Day Of Fire And Sun" by Sara Teasdale
Put your finger on the lips
Of your soul; the wild rain drips;
The wind goes diving down the sea;
Tell the wind, but tell not me.
"An April Gust" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
Man is a bird:
In swiftest speed he burns,
With twist and dive and leap;
A bird whose sudden turns
Can drive the frightened sheep.
"The Bird-Man" by William H Davies
The heavy bees from out the hive
Came slowly answering to the sun;
I watched them hover, and then dive
Into the foxgloves, one by one.
"Nature And the Book" by Alfred Austin
Her shrine is in the human breast,
To find her none need soar or dive.
Goodness or Loveliness our quest,
The ever-helpful Gods survive.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
Down like a stone I sink and dive,
Yet daily upward soar and thrive.
To heav'n I fly, to earth I tend;
Still better grow but never mend.
"The Believer's Riddle; or, the Mystery of Faith" by Ralph Erskine

In news:

First time off diving Board .
First time on diving board Click to enlarge.
Harrison Mitchell (left) and Jocelyn Porter, divers with the Carolina Diving Academy, are reigning national champions.
They'll compete in the AAU Diving National Championships July 25-30.
Trent Steele of Knoxville returned recently from a DockDogs event held in Charlotte, NC where he and Alex, his rescued Weimaraner, participated in the dock diving event .
Patient's body, not his mind, paralyzed in 'Diving Bell'.
Hiking, diving and home-grown island music are some of the best reasons to visit the Caribbean island of Dominica .
This summer, the Nature Island has another season filled with unique adventures, including Hike Fest, Dive Fest and Jazz 'N Creole.
The scavengers — four 20-somethings known as John Greentree, Ghost, Dee Dee, and Mr Pink — have dumpster-dived here numerous times before.
Alex was LIVE at Red N Margies this morning for Day 4 of Dives to Drool Over.
Alex was LIVE at Red N Margies this morning for Day 4 of Dives to Drool Over .
The UK/U of L game is at noon on Saturday … might as well pick a spot and prepare to drink the day away at my favorite dive bar.
Diving into Durban II What Obama Democrats mean by multilateralism.
Pearl Dive is planning a New Orleans-themed brunch this Easter.
So, exactly what does a 6-foot-4, 305-pounder look like diving in the sands of Manhattan Beach to dig out a spike.
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In science:

Therefore, the relation divE = 0 has been dropped, without this necessarily implying the existence of point-wise electric charges.
Numerical Simulation of Electromagnetic Solitons and their Interaction with Matter
It is soon evident that the removal of relation divE = 0 is important for the construction of numerical algorithms in general, because most of the difficulties encountered in simulations are indeed consequence of the imposition of such a constraint.
Numerical Simulation of Electromagnetic Solitons and their Interaction with Matter
On the other hand, if divE is relatively small (as it actually happens in many practical circumstances), then (2.5) is as accurate as the corresponding standard Maxwell equation.
Numerical Simulation of Electromagnetic Solitons and their Interaction with Matter
It is important to remark, however, that the condition (2.2) is not enforced (this should be done at the initial time, although, as we mentioned, fronts having divE = 0 and divB = 0 are extremely rare and out of interest for our applications).
Numerical Simulation of Electromagnetic Solitons and their Interaction with Matter
Our guess is that the condition divE 6= 0 generates a kind of stationary charge.
Numerical Simulation of Electromagnetic Solitons and their Interaction with Matter
Before diving into the details of supergravity, we will briefly discuss gauge supercurrents both to standardize our gauge superfield notation and to review how superspace currents yield the more familiar component currents.
Conserved supercurrents and Fayet-Iliopoulos terms in supergravity
We define a dive to be a subpath R contained in P ′ such that R is an W-path contained in G.
Finding topological subgraphs is fixed-parameter tractable
For all l ≥ 2, if there exists a dive of depth l , then there exists a dive of depth l − 1.
Finding topological subgraphs is fixed-parameter tractable
We now fix R to be a dive of depth l minimizing DR by inclusion.
Finding topological subgraphs is fixed-parameter tractable
Thus, there exists a dive R′ intersecting an internal vertex of Q.
Finding topological subgraphs is fixed-parameter tractable
Observe that for any two distinct dives R and R′ , any vertex v ∈ V (R) ∩ V (R′ ) must be contained in W.
Finding topological subgraphs is fixed-parameter tractable
Lest the lemma hold, we may assume that there exists a dive of depth at least s − t .
Finding topological subgraphs is fixed-parameter tractable
Consequently by Claim 3, for all 1 ≤ i ≤ s − t , there exists a dive Ri of depth i.
Finding topological subgraphs is fixed-parameter tractable
An additional advantage is that reviewers may specialize for certain types of paper bricks, e.g. some may focus on HLSI while others prefer to dive down into D.
PaperBricks: An Alternative to Complete-Story Peer Reviewing
The size of the inconsistency errors are reflected in the maximal y -direction specific kinetic energy statistic, as pressure gradient errors dive spurious particle motion.
A Well-Posed Kelvin-Helmholtz Instability Test and Comparison
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