Definition of Scuba

1. Noun. A device (trade name Aqua-Lung) that lets divers breathe under water; scuba is an acronym for self-contained underwater breathing apparatus.

Exact synonyms: Aqua-lung, Aqualung
Generic synonyms: Breathing Apparatus, Breathing Device, Breathing Machine, Ventilator
Terms within: Cylinder, Oxygen Mask
Language type: Trademark

Definition of Scuba

1. Noun. An apparatus carried by a diver, which includes a tank holding a mixture of oxygen and other gases, used for breathing underwater. ¹

2. Verb. (rare) To perform scuba diving. ¹

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Definition of Scuba

1. to swim underwater using a breathing device with compressed air [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Scuba

1. Acronym for self-contained underwater breathing apparatus. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scuba

scuba (current term)
scuba diver
scuba divers
scuba diving
scuba set
scuba sets

Literary usage of Scuba

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1. The U. S. Coal Industry, 1970-1990: Two Decades of ChangeTechnology (1994)
"19.1.1 During Training The management of scuba accidents should begin when a ... The process of screening applicants before admitting students to a scuba ..."

2. Adventure Guide to Maui by Sharon Hamblin (2005)
"scuba Diving Skin Diver magazine rated Lana i one of the top 10 snorkel and ... The southeast section of Lana" i also has some great scuba destinations, ..."

3. Adventure Guide to Jamaica by Paris Permenter, John Bigley (2005)
"scuba Diving Jamaica isn'ta scuba diving capital like the nearby Cayman Islands, ... At all the major resort areas, you'll find scuba operators that offer a ..."

4. St. Martin and St. Barts Alive! by Harriet Greenberg (2003)
"Watersports scuba Diving scuba diving is well organized and the island offers both ... Anguillan Divers tr 264-497-4750 Shoal Bay scuba & Watersports tr ..."

5. Adventure Guide to Anguilla Antigua St. Barts St. Kitts St. Martin Including by Paris Permenter, John Bigley (2000)
"scuba Safaris, a PADI- and NAUI-affiliated operator, offers two 32- foot custom-built dive boats that can handle up to 14 divers each. ..."

6. Cruising The Eastern Caribbean by Laura Rapp (2004)
"scuba diving for certified divers, including equipment, costs US $35 for a single dive and $55 for a dive to the sunken cruise ship Bi'anca C. A two-tank ..."

7. Adventure Guide to the Pacific Northwest by Don Young, Marjorie Young (1999)
"scuba Diving Jacques Cousteau rated British Columbia second only to the Red Sea for scuba diving, and Powell River claims to be the diving capital not only ..."

8. Adventure Guide to the Virgin Islands by Lynne Sullivan (2000)
"scuba Diving & Snorkeling More than 5000 acres of the Virgin Islands ... Perfect, clear, calm water makes snorkeling and scuba diving excellent ways to ..."

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