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

Examples of diver in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 22 years as a diver for the Monroe, La., police, Marvin Dearman recovered 78 bodies. Hal Habib, USA TODAY, "Chiefs’ Super Bowl berth conjures memories of late team legends Derrick Thomas, Joe Delaney," 1 Feb. 2020 These corrosion-resistant blades are meant to cut through nets, lines and other materials that may ensnare a diver. Tim Macwelch, Outdoor Life, "10 of the Best Survival Knives," 27 Jan. 2020 The Glowquarium offers a blacklit seascape with a diver lurking in lurid seaweed. The Economist, "Art or entertainment? How Meow Wolf turned “immersive art experiences” into big business," 15 Jan. 2020 Mobile native DeGruy was a champion diver in his youth. al, "’Diving Deep:’ Film about Alabama native Mike DeGruy to show in Mobile," 6 Jan. 2020 Afterward, one of the glasses was taken by a diver into the gun turret to rest alongside the remains of the other crewmen. Shaun Mckinnon, azcentral, "Pearl Harbor survivor will return to the USS Arizona a final time. And he'll be the final one," 7 Dec. 2019 Elon Musk is going on trial for his troublesome tweets in a defamation lawsuit pitting the billionaire against a British diver he’s accused of branding a pedophile. Brian Melley, chicagotribune.com, "Tesla’s Elon Musk facing defamation trial over his ‘pedo guy’ tweet," 3 Dec. 2019 The limb belonged to a diver who lost it after being run over by a boat at around noon, Coast Guard officials confirmed. Mario Ariza, sun-sentinel.com, "A boat ran over a diver, severing a limb. A witness retrieved it from the water.," 28 Nov. 2019 Ben Katz, as he was known, besides being a commercial art director, was an ardent leftist; Madeline Katz, a former championship diver, died several weeks after Loren was born. BostonGlobe.com, "William Loren Katz, historian of African-Americans, dies at 92 - The Boston Globe," 27 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of diver

1506, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Diver.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diver. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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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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