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div·er

 (dī′vər)
n.
1. One that dives: a high diver who excelled in performing the jackknife.
2. One that works under water, especially one equipped with breathing apparatus and weighted clothing.
3. Any of several diving waterbirds, especially the loon.

diver

(ˈdaɪvə)
n
1. a person or thing that dives
2. (Professions) a person who works or explores underwater
3. (Animals) Also called: loom any aquatic bird of the genus Gavia, family Gaviidae, and order Gaviiformes of northern oceans, having a straight pointed bill, small wings, and a long body: noted for swiftness and skill in swimming and diving. US and Canadian name: loon
4. (Animals) any of various other diving birds
5. (Soccer) soccer slang a player who pretends to have been tripped or impeded by an opposing player in order to win a free kick or penalty

div•er

(ˈdaɪ vər)

n.
1. a person or thing that dives.
2. a person who makes a business of diving, as to examine sunken vessels.
3. any of several birds, as the loon, noted for their skill in diving.
[1500–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.diver - someone who works underwaterdiver - someone who works underwater  
deep-sea diver - a diver in the deeper parts of the sea
explorer, adventurer - someone who travels into little known regions (especially for some scientific purpose)
pearl diver, pearler - a diver who searches for molluscs containing pearls
scuba diver - an underwater diver who uses scuba gear
2.diver - someone who dives (into water)
swimmer - a trained athlete who participates in swimming meets; "he was an Olympic swimmer"
3.diver - large somewhat primitive fish-eating diving bird of the northern hemisphere having webbed feet placed far back; related to the grebes
gaviiform seabird - seabirds of the order Gaviiformes
Gavia, genus Gavia - type genus of the Gavidae: loons
Translations
غَطَّاسغَطّاس، غَوّاص
potápěč
dykker
sukeltaja
ronilac
búvár
kafari
潜水夫
다이버
potápač
potapljačskakalec v vodo
dykare
นักดำน้ำ
thợ lặn

diver

[ˈdaɪvəʳ] N
1. (= swimmer) → saltador(a) m/f, clavadista mf (LAm); (= deep-sea diver) → submarinista mf, buzo m; (sub-aqua) → escafandrista mf
2. (Orn) → colimbo m

diver

[ˈdaɪvər] nplongeur/euse m/f

diver

n
Taucher(in) m(f); (off high board) → Turmspringer(in) m(f); (off springboard) → Kunstspringer(in) m(f)
(bird) → Taucher m

diver

[ˈdaɪvəʳ] n
a. (swimmer) → tuffatore/trice; (deep-sea diver) → palombaro
diver's buoy → segnasub m inv
b. (Zool) → strolaga

dive

(daiv) verb
1. to plunge headfirst into water or down through the air. He dived off a rock into the sea.
2. to go quickly and suddenly out of sight. She dived down a back street and into a shop.
noun
an act of diving. She did a beautiful dive into the deep end of the pool.
ˈdiver noun
a person who dives, especially one who works under water using special breathing equipment.
ˈdiving-board noun
a platform from which to dive, erected beside a swimming-pool.
great diving beetle
a water insect that carries a bubble of air under its wing cover for breathing when it is under water.

diver

غَطَّاس potápěč dykker Taucher δύτης submarinista sukeltaja plongeur ronilac tuffatore 潜水夫 다이버 duiker dykker nurek mergulhador ныряльщик dykare นักดำน้ำ dalgıç thợ lặn 潜水员

diver

n. buzo-a;
___ 's paralysisparálisis de los ___ -s.
References in classic literature ?
Though my diver's dress was thick enough to defend me from the bite of this animal, I could not help shuddering with horror.
But instead I felt an insurmountable desire to sleep, which happens to all divers. And my eyes soon closed behind the thick glasses, and I fell into a heavy slumber, which the movement alone had prevented before.
Down plunged the diver, and soon rose dripping from the water, holding the sea shrub in his hand.
They were accompanied by some Indians, who were skilful divers, and could go down a great way into the depths of the sea.
"Well, old Michel," replied Barbicane, "you would not have made a feigned monster long, for in spite of your diver's dress, swollen by the expansion of air within you, you would have burst like a shell, or rather like a balloon which has risen too high.
He seeks after simplicity and its effects as a diver seeks for sunken gold.
The Master Gunner readily condescended and divers others.
About this time there arrived in our town one Vicente de la Roca, the son of a poor peasant of the same town, the said Vicente having returned from service as a soldier in Italy and divers other parts.
Nay, the majesty of kings, is rather exalted than diminished, when they are in the chair of counsel; neither was there ever prince, bereaved of his dependences, by his counsel, except where there hath been, either an over-greatness in one counsellor, or an over-strict combination in divers; which are things soon found, and holpen.
Charles Darnay had yesterday pleaded Not Guilty to an indictment denouncing him (with infinite jingle and jangle) for that he was a false traitor to our serene, illustrious, excellent, and so forth, prince, our Lord the King, by reason of his having, on divers occasions, and by divers means and ways, assisted Lewis, the French King, in his wars against our said serene, illustrious, excellent, and so forth; that was to say, by coming and going, between the dominions of our said serene, illustrious, excellent, and so forth, and those of the said French Lewis, and wickedly, falsely, traitorously, and otherwise evil-adverbiously, revealing to the said French Lewis what forces our said serene, illustrious, excellent, and so forth, had in preparation to send to Canada and North America.
But, as before hinted, for some time there was a continual fetching and carrying on board of divers odds and ends of things, both large and small.
Certainly I knew divers ladies who would make the purchases for me, but first I must explain, and, rather than explain it has ever been my custom to do without.