Definition of Nosedive

1. Noun. A sudden sharp drop or rapid decline. "The stock took a nosedive"

Generic synonyms: Decline, Diminution



2. Verb. Plunge nose first; drop with the nose or front first, of aircraft. "The airplane is sure to nosedive "
Category relationships: Air, Air Travel, Aviation
Generic synonyms: Dive, Plunge, Plunk

3. Noun. A steep nose-down descent by an aircraft.
Exact synonyms: Dive, Nose Dive
Generic synonyms: Descent
Specialized synonyms: Power Dive

Definition of Nosedive

1. Noun. A headfirst fall or jump. ¹

2. Noun. (economics) A rapid fall in price or value. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive of aircraft) To dive down in a steep angle. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive economy) To perform a rapid fall in price or value. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nosedive

1. to go into a sudden steep drop [v -DIVED or -DOVE, -DIVING, -DIVES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nosedive

nosebags
noseband
nosebands
nosebleed
nosebleed seat
nosebleed seats
nosebleeder
nosebleeders
nosebleeding
nosebleeds
noseblood
nosecone
nosecones
nosecount
nosed
nosedive (current term)
nosedived
nosedives
nosediving
nosedness
nosedove
noseeum
noseeums
noseful
nosefuls
nosegay
nosegays
nosegear
nosegrind
nosegrinds

Literary usage of Nosedive

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

1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1922)
"Clad in his brown habit, the reverend gentleman is in mid-air, with arms stretched out, high up, inclining, if one may use the expression, to a nosedive, ..."

2. Syria and the Middle East Peace Process by Alasdair Drysdale, Raymond A. Hinnebusch (1991)
"60 According to an Israeli military historian, the qualitative gap between the Israeli and Syrian troops "took a nosedive" in this war compared to previous ..."

3. All in it: "K(1)" Carries on by Ian Hay (1917)
"Next moment she lurched again, and then took a "nosedive" straight into the British trenches. She fell on open ground, a few hundred yards behind our second ..."

4. Day One and Beyond: Practical Matters for New Middle-Level Teachersby Rick Wormeli by Rick Wormeli (2003)
"It's very difficult to recover from such a nosedive. The message is obvious: This handout and my child's interaction with it weren't ..."

5. Applied Aerodynamics by Leonard Bairstow (1920)
"The former shows stability at all positive values of Mw, and the change from stability of the oscillation to instability in a nosedive occurs without the ..."

6. Federal Hiring from the Welfare Rolls: Congressional Hearings edited by John L. Mica (1999)
"Starting in 1994, a second round of more sophisticated work-related reforms has caused the caseload to nosedive further. But the raw figures understate ..."

7. Aeroplane Structures by Alfred John Sutton Pippard, John Laurence (1919)
"Such cases occur in the centre section struts, which in normal flight are in tension, but which in a steep nosedive are subjected to compression, ..."

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