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Webster 1913 Edition


Diver

Div′er

,
Noun.
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.
(Zool.)
Any bird of certain genera, as
Urinator
(formerly
Colymbus
), or the allied genus
Colymbus
, or
Podiceps
, remarkable for their agility in diving.
☞ The northern diver (
Urinator imber
) is the loon; the black diver or velvet scoter (
Oidemia fusca
) is a sea duck. See
Loon
, and
Scoter
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Diver

DIVER

,
Noun.
1.
One who dives; one who plunges head first into water; one who sinks by effort; as a diver in the pearl fishery.
2.
One who goes deep into a subject, or enters deep into study.
3.
A fowl, so called from diving. The name is given to several species of the genus Colymbus.

Definition 2021


diver

diver

English

Noun

diver (plural divers)

  1. someone who dives, especially as a sport
  2. someone who works underwater; a frogman
  3. (Britain, Ireland) the loon (bird)
  4. The New Zealand sand diver
  5. The long-finned sand diver

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Serbo-Croatian

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Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *děverь.

Noun

diver m (Cyrillic spelling дивер)

  1. (Chakavian, Ikavian) brother-in-law (one's husband's brother)

Spanish

Etymology

Shortening of divertido

Adjective

diver (invariable)

  1. fun