See also: Dive and диве

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English diven, duven, from the merger of Old English dȳfan (to dip, immerse, transitive weak verb) (from Proto-Germanic *dūbijaną) and dūfan (to duck, dive, sink, penetrate, intransitive strong verb) (past participle ġedofen). Cognate with Icelandic dýfa (to dip, dive), Low German bedaven (covered, covered with water). See also deep, dip.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdaɪv/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɪv

VerbEdit

dive (third-person singular simple present dives, present participle diving, simple past dived or (US) dove, past participle dived)

  1. To swim under water.
  2. To jump into water head-first.
    • (Can we date this quote by Whately and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      It is not that pearls fetch a high price because men have dived for them.
  3. To descend sharply or steeply.
    • 2012, Andrew Martin, Underground Overground: A passenger's history of the Tube, Profile Books, →ISBN, page 49:
      [the Hammersmith & City at Paddington]: There it dived underground, eventually enabling its train services to run over, and be entangled with, the easterly extensions of the Metropolitan and the District.
  4. (especially with in) To undertake with enthusiasm.
    She dove right in and started making improvements.
  5. (sports) To deliberately fall down after a challenge, imitating being fouled, in the hope of getting one's opponent penalised.
  6. To cause to descend, dunk; to plunge something into water.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Hooker to this entry?)
  7. (transitive) To explore by diving; to plunge into.
    • (Can we date this quote by Denham and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      The Curtii bravely dived the gulf of fame.
    • (Can we date this quote by Emerson and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      He dives the hollow, climbs the steeps.
  8. (figuratively) To plunge or to go deeply into any subject, question, business, etc.; to penetrate; to explore.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of South to this entry?)
Usage notesEdit

The past tense dove is found chiefly in North American English, where it is used alongside the regular (and earlier) dived, with regional variations; in British English dived is the standard past tense, dove existing only in some dialects. Some speakers express uncertainty about what the past participle should be;[1] dove is relatively rare as a past participle. (Compare Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary; The American Heritage Dictionary; The Cambridge Guide to English Usage)

TranslationsEdit
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ReferencesEdit
  1. ^ Albright, Adam, "Lexical and morphological conditioning of paradigm gaps".

NounEdit

dive (plural dives)

  1. A jump or plunge into water.
  2. A downward swooping motion.
    the dive of a hawk after prey
  3. A swim under water.
  4. A decline.
  5. (slang) A seedy bar, nightclub, etc.
  6. (aviation) Aerial descent with the nose pointed down.
  7. (sports) A deliberate fall after a challenge.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Italian dive; see diva.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

dive

  1. plural of diva

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CzechEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

dive

  1. vocative singular of div

ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

dive f

  1. plural of diva

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LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

dīve

  1. vocative masculine singular of dīvus