Definition of Diving

1. Noun. An athletic competition that involves diving into water.

Exact synonyms: Diving Event
Group relationships: Swim Meet, Swimming Meet
Generic synonyms: Match

2. Noun. A headlong plunge into water.
Exact synonyms: Dive
Generic synonyms: Swim, Swimming
Specialized synonyms: Belly Flop, Belly Flopper, Belly Whop, Belly Whopper, Cliff Diving, Flip, Full Gainer, Gainer, Half Gainer, Jackknife, Swallow Dive, Swan Dive
Derivative terms: Dive, Dive

Definition of Diving

1. a. That dives or is used or diving.

Definition of Diving

1. Verb. (present participle of dive) ¹

2. Noun. The action of the verb '''to dive''' in any sense. ¹

3. Noun. The sport of jumping head first into water. ¹

4. Noun. The practice of swimming underwater, especially using a scuba system, and especially for recreation. ¹

5. Noun. (attributively as a modifier) Of, relating to or used in diving (''jumping into water''). ¹

6. Noun. (attributively as a modifier) Of, relating to or used in diving (''swimming underwater''). ¹

7. Adjective. That or who dives or dive. ¹

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Definition of Diving

1. dive [v] - See also: dive

Medical Definition of Diving

1. That dives or is used or diving. Diving beetle, any beetle of the family Dytiscidae, which habitually lives under water; called also water tiger. Diving bell, a hollow inverted vessel, sometimes bell-shaped, in which men may descend and work under water, respiration being sustained by the compressed air at the top, by fresh air pumped in through a tube from above. Diving dress. See Submarine armor. Diving stone, a kind of jasper. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Diving

divine right of kings
divine service
diviner's sage
diving (current term)
diving beetle
diving beetles
diving bell
diving bell spider
diving bell spiders
diving bells
diving board
diving boards

Literary usage of Diving

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The U. S. Coal Industry, 1970-1990: Two Decades of Change (1992)
"It focuses principally on diving to depths that are shallower than 250 feet (76 m), the depth range in which NOAA divers generally operate. ..."

2. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1921)
"diving petrels came into the protected bay for shelter from a williwaw; several shot. ... Out in boat for two hours. and shot twenty diving petrels, ..."

3. Reports of Cases Before the High Court and Circuit Courts of Justiciary in by Scotland High Court of Justiciary, Archibald Swinton (1842)
"as charged, for the occasion, with shifting the position of the diving-bell, NO. 63. and seeing it done, to take especial care that the counterbalance to ..."

4. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"The form of diving bell :н>\\ in use was first constructed by ... The principle of the diving-bell will be easily understood by floating a piece of lighted ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General (1890)
"3—Block-laying by diving BiB. is the staging, 6 longitudinal bosnia on which the ... and toothed racks it ‘The diving bell a is suspended from the bell ..."

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