Definition of Dives

1. n. The name popularly given to the rich man in our Lord's parable of the "Rich Man and Lazarus" (Luke xvi. 19-31). Hence, a name for a rich worldling.



Definition of Dives

1. Noun. (plural of dive) ¹

2. Verb. (third-person singular of dive) ¹

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Definition of Dives

1. dive [v] - See also: dive

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dives

diverting
divertingly
divertingness
divertise
divertised
divertises
divertising
divertive
divertor
diverts
dives (current term)
dives in
divest
divested
divester
divesters
divestest
divesteth
divestible
divesting
divestiture
divestitures
divestive
divestment
divestments

Literary usage of Dives

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1. The Foundations of England; Or, Twelve Centuries of British History (B.C. 55 by James Henry Ramsay (1898)
"4 William was a month at dives, a fortnight after that at St. Valery, and finally crossed on or ... That brings the muster on the dives to about August 12. ..."

2. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling (1903)
"THE PEACE OF dives THE Word came down to dives in Torment where he lay: ... Rise up, rise up, thou dives, and take again thy gold, " And thy women and thy ..."

3. The English and Scottish Popular Ballads by Francis James Child, George Lyman Kittredge (1886)
"dives AND LAZARUS A, ' dives and Lazarus.' a. Sylvester's Christmas Carols, p. 50. b. Husk, Songs of the Nativity, p. 94. A BALLET " of the Ryche man and ..."

4. How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York by Jacob August Riis (1890)
"When the last patrolman had come in from his beat, all doubt was dispelled by the brief order " To the Bend ! " The stale-beer dives were the object of the ..."

5. Verses by Hilaire Belloc, Joyce Kilmer (1916)
"TO dives dives, when you and I go down to Hell, Where scribblers end and ... Then down they go, my wretched dives, down— The fifteen sorts of boots you kept ..."

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