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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Diver  \Div"er\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  or  that  which  dives. 
 
  Divers  and  fishers  for  pearls.  --Woodward. 
 
  2.  Fig.:  One  who  goes  deeply  into  a  subject,  study,  or 
  business.  ``A  diver  into  causes.''  --Sir  H.  Wotton. 
 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.)  Any  bird  of  certain  genera,  as  {Urinator} 
  (formerly  {Colymbus}),  or  the  allied  genus  {Colymbus},  or 
  {Podiceps},  remarkable  for  their  agility  in  diving. 
 
  Note:  The  northern  diver  ({Urinator  imber})  is  the  loon;  the 
  black  diver  or  velvet  scoter  ({Oidemia  fusca})  is  a  sea 
  duck.  See  {Loon},  and  {Scoter}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  diver 
  n  1:  someone  who  works  underwater  [syn:  {frogman},  {underwater 
  diver}] 
  2:  someone  who  dives  (into  water) 
  3:  large  somewhat  primitive  fish-eating  diving  bird  of  the 
  northern  hemisphere  having  webbed  feet  placed  far  back 
  related  to  the  grebes  [syn:  {loon}] 




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