Dive

Definition of Dive

v. i.1.To plunge into water head foremost; to thrust the body under, or deeply into, water or other fluid.
[imp. & p. p. Dived colloq. Dove ( ), a relic of the AS. strong forms deáf, dofen; p. pr. & vb. n. Diving.]
It is not that pearls fetch a high price because men have dived for them.
- Whately.
All [the walruses] dove down with a tremendous splash.
- Dr. Hayes.
When closely pressed it [the loon] dove . . . and left the young bird sitting in the water.
- J. Burroughs.
2.Fig.: To plunge or to go deeply into any subject, question, business, etc.; to penetrate; to explore.
v. t.1.To plunge (a person or thing) into water; to dip; to duck.
2.To explore by diving; to plunge into.
The Curtii bravely dived the gulf of fame.
- Denham.
He dives the hollow, climbs the steeps.
- Emerson.
n.1.A plunge headforemost into water, the act of one who dives, literally or figuratively.
2.A place of low resort.
The music halls and dives in the lower part of the city.
- J. Hawthorne.

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