Dives


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Di·ves

 (dī′vēz′)
n.
A man of great wealth.

[Middle English, from Latin dīves, wealthy; see dyeu- in Indo-European roots.]

Dives

(ˈdaɪviːz)
n
1. (Bible) a rich man in the parable in Luke 16:19–31
2. a very rich man

Di•ves

(ˈdaɪ viz)

n.
1. the rich man of the parable in Luke 16:19–31.
2. any rich man.
[< Latin dīves rich, rich man]
References in classic literature ?
My Lord Dives's remains are in the family vault: the statuaries are cutting an inscription veraciously commemorating his virtues, and the sorrows of his heir, who is disposing of his goods.
Enterprising young housekeepers are measuring the looking-glasses and hangings to see if they will suit the new menage (Snob will brag for years that he has purchased this or that at Dives's sale), and Mr.
says old Dives, in his red silken wrapper --(he had a redder one afterwards) pooh, pooh!
If he and his team chanced to be in the rear he preserved a demeanor of serenity, crossing his legs and bursting forth into yells when foot passengers took dangerous dives beneath the noses of his champing horses.
He sat aloft and denounced their frantic leaps, plunges, dives and straddles.
No man on board, except Dennitson, could capture as many coins as she with a single dive. On the forward main-deck was a big canvas tank with six feet of sea-water.
"You know Colombo, and how the native boys dive for coins in the shark-infested bay.
"We can run out of the Shark's mouth and dive into the sea."
The two fugitives were just about to dive into the sea when the Shark sneezed very suddenly and, as he sneezed, he gave Pinocchio and Geppetto such a jolt that they found themselves thrown on their backs and dashed once more and very unceremoniously into the stomach of the monster.
Some station themselves on this side of the pond, some on that, for the poor bird cannot be omnipresent; if he dive here he must come up there.
And every once in a while, when the top of her head got too hot, she would dive under the ship and come up on the other side.
He knew that just as readily as the other would he dive among ground-sharks to save a life, but in that fact he could find no sanction for the foolhardy act of diving among sharks for the half of a fish.