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Definition of "dive" []

  • To plunge, especially headfirst, into water. (verb-intransitive)
  • To execute a dive in athletic competition. (verb-intransitive)
  • To participate in the sport of competitive diving. (verb-intransitive)
  • To go toward the bottom of a body of water; submerge. (verb-intransitive)
  • To engage in the activity of scuba diving. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dive" in a sentence
  • "The film, which earned an "A+" CinemaScore grade, is playing very well to families, and it should continue to enjoy small drops which is a shame if you're a pun-happy box office writer dying to use the word "dive!" in the weeks to come."
  • "Each dive is different as is each piece of writing, so take each experience as it comes."
  • "Mr. Allan, whose firm has $6.5 billion in assets under management, says he began preparing clients for a downgrade and a subsequent short-term dive in equity and bond markets weeks ago."