Definitions for: Diving


[n] a headlong plunge into water
[n] an athletic competition that involves diving into water



Webster (1913) Definition: Div"ing, a.
That dives or is used or diving.

Diving beetle (Zo["o]l.), any beetle of the family
Dytiscid[ae], 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, under Submarine.

Diving stone, a kind of jasper.

Synonyms: dive, diving event

See Also: belly flop, belly flopper, belly whop, belly whopper, cliff diving, flip, full gainer, gainer, half gainer, jackknife, match, swallow dive, swan dive, swim, swim meet, swimming, swimming meet

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