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Definition 1: a steep nose-down descent by an aircraft - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for dive in the sense of this definition

(dive is a kind of ...) the act of changing your location in a downward direction

(... is a kind of dive ) a dive of an airplane that is accelerated both by gravity and by the power of the engine

Definition 2: a headlong plunge into water - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for dive in the sense of this definition

(dive is a kind of ...) the act of swimming

"it was the swimming they enjoyed most" "they took a short swim in the pool"

(... is a kind of dive ) a dive in which the abdomen bears the main force of impact with the water

(... is a kind of dive ) diving into the water from a steep overhanging cliff

(... is a kind of dive ) a dive in which the diver somersaults before entering the water

(... is a kind of dive ) a dive in which the diver throws the feet forward to complete a full backward somersault and enters the water feet first and facing away from the diving board

(... is a kind of dive ) a dive in which the diver throws the feet forward and up to complete a half backward somersault and enters the water facing the diving board

(... is a kind of dive ) a dive in which the diver bends to touch the ankles before straightening out

(... is a kind of dive ) a dive in which the diver arches the back with arms outstretched before entering the water

Definition 3: a cheap disreputable nightclub or dance hall - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for dive in the sense of this definition

(dive is a kind of ...) a spot that is open late at night and that provides entertainment (as singers or dancers) as well as dancing and food and drink

"don't expect a good meal at a cabaret" "the gossip columnist got his information by visiting nightclubs every night" "he played the drums at a jazz club"

Definition 4: drop steeply - [verb of motion]

Samples where dive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the stock market plunged

Synonyms for dive in the sense of this definition

(dive is a kind of ...) move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

"The temperature is going down" "The barometer is falling" "The curtain fell on the diva" "Her hand went up and then fell again"

(... is a kind of dive ) make a power dive

"The airplane power-dived"

(... is a kind of dive ) plunge nose first; drop with the nose or front first, of aircraft

(... is a kind of dive ) submerge or plunge suddenly

(... is a kind of dive ) descend steeply and rapidly

(... is a kind of dive ) jump from an airplane and descend with a parachute

(dive has a similar meaning as ...) fall abruptly

"It plunged to the bottom of the well"

Definition 5: swim under water - [verb of motion]

Samples where dive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the children enjoyed diving and looking for shells

(dive is a kind of ...) travel through water

"We had to swim for 20 minutes to reach the shore" "a big fish was swimming in the tank"

(... is a kind of dive ) swim underwater with no breathing apparatus other than a snorkel

(... is a kind of dive ) dive with a snorkel

Definition 6: plunge into water - [verb of motion]

Samples where dive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I was afraid to dive from the board into the pool

(dive is a kind of ...) sink below the surface; go under or as if under water

(... is a kind of dive ) dive so that one hits the water with one's belly

(... is a kind of dive ) dive into the water bending the body at the waist at a right angle, like a jackknife

(dive belongs to category ...) sports that involve bodies of water

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