div·​er | \ ˈdī-vər How to pronounce diver (audio) \

Definition of diver

1 : one that dives
2a : a person who stays underwater for long periods by having air supplied from the surface or by carrying a supply of compressed air
b : any of various birds that obtain food by diving in water especially : loon

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Or the struggle with nature that a deep-sea diver knows. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "The Lost Art of Floating Logs Down the River," 16 Feb. 2019 And according to Naples News, a diver also saw one recently off the coast of Florida. Eileen Reslen, Country Living, "A Rare Whale Shark Was Spotted Off the Coast of Charleston," 7 Nov. 2018 Zach Gibson/Getty Images This latest development adds to a long list of weird antics from Musk, who is also being sued for defamation after calling a diver a pedophile. Umair Irfan, Vox, "Elon Musk’s tweet about taking Tesla private has triggered a federal lawsuit," 27 Sep. 2018 On top of being an Olympic medalist and 78-time World Cup-winning skier, Lindsey is now taking on Discovery Channel's Shark Week as a shark diver alongside NFL stars Aaron Rodgers and Rob Gronkowski. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Olympian Lindsey Vonn Has Always Been Super Open About Her Dating Life," 23 July 2018 He was found unconscious by another diver after completing his last mission in the early hours of July 6, but multiple attempts to resuscitate him failed. Time, "Meet the Heroes Who Helped Keep 12 Boys Alive in a Flooded Thailand Cave," 11 July 2018 He was found unconscious by another diver after completing his last mission in the early hours of July 6, but multiple attempts to resuscitate him failed. SI.com, "These People Helped Keep Thai Soccer Team Alive in Flooded Cave," 11 July 2018 And since tanks connect to a regulator or mask with tubes, a diver could easily have his equipment jerked from his body. J. Weston Phippen, Outside Online, "The Daring Rescue that Saved the Thai Soccer Team," 10 July 2018 Alirio Villasmil, a diver, does underwater maintenance on ships transporting oil in Lake Maracaibo, in western Venezuela. Fabiola Zerpa, Bloomberg.com, "Hungry Venezuelan Workers Are Collapsing. So Is the Oil Industry," 22 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of diver

1506, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of diver

: a person who dives into water
: a person who swims underwater usually while using special equipment to breathe

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