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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Diva  \Di"va\  (d[=e]"v[.a]),  n.;  It  pl  {Dive}  (d[=e]"v[=a]). 
  [It.,  prop.  fem.  of  divo  divine,  L.  divus.] 
  A  prima  donna. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dive  \Dive\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dived},  colloq.  {Dove},  a 
  relic  of  the  AS  strong  forms  de['a]f,  dofen;  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Diving}.]  [OE.  diven,  duven,  AS  d?fan  to  sink,  v.  t.,  fr 
  d?fan,  v.  i.;  akin  to  Icel.  d?fa,  G.  taufen,  E.  dip,  deep, 
  and  perh.  to  dove,  n.  Cf  {Dip}.] 
  1.  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  --Whately. 
 
  Note:  The  colloquial  form  dove  is  common  in  the  United  States 
  as  an  imperfect  tense  form 
 
  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. 
  --South. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dive  \Dive\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  plunge  (a  person  or  thing)  into  water;  to  dip;  to  duck. 
  [Obs.]  --Hooker. 
 
  2.  To  explore  by  diving;  to  plunge  into  [R.] 
 
  The  Curtii  bravely  dived  the  gulf  of  fame.  --Denham. 
 
  He  dives  the  hollow,  climbs  the  steeps.  --Emerson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dive  \Dive\,  n. 
  1.  A  plunge  headforemost  into  water,  the  act  of  one  who 
  dives,  literally  or  figuratively. 
 
  2.  A  place  of  low  resort.  [Slang] 
 
  The  music  halls  and  dives  in  the  lower  part  of  the 
  city.  --J. 
  Hawthorne. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dive 
  n  1:  a  cheap  disreputable  nightclub  or  dance  hall  [syn:  {honkytonk}] 
  2:  a  headlong  plunge  into  water  [syn:  {diving}] 
  3:  a  steep  nose-down  descent  by  an  aircraft  [syn:  {nose  dive}] 
  v  1:  drop  steeply;  "the  stock  market  plunged"  [syn:  {plunge},  {plunk}] 
  2:  plunge  into  water 
  3:  swim  under  water 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  DIVE 
  Direct  Interface  Video  Extensions  (IBM,  MMPM/2) 
 
 




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