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 Bryan and Finola figure out what their next move is, and a diver finds debris, causing his sister to be erased from reality. Washington Post, "Sesame Street: 50 Years of Sunny Days," 26 Apr. 2021 While Bryan and Finola (Jonathan Tucker, Riann Steele) are plotting their next move, a diver finds debris off the coast that erases his sister from reality. Los Angeles Times, "What’s on TV Monday: ‘The Good Doctor’ on ABC," 25 Apr. 2021 In 2017, a stage diver landed on a man’s head at a punk music festival in New Jersey. Samantha Hissong, Rolling Stone, "Music Festivals Are Back, But Their Covid Risks Are All on You," 21 Apr. 2021 Nate Sorensen, a veteran diver, spears lionfish and is licensed to sell them to restaurants. John Christopher Fine, sun-sentinel.com, "Lionfish menace continues | Opinion," 9 Apr. 2021 The Inlet’s powerful winds and tides complicated the pipeline installation then, and some of its protective concrete coating cracked off, according to the recollections of a diver who helped lay the pipe. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, "Hilcorp shuts down two offshore platforms in Cook Inlet after natural gas leaks from fuel line," 6 Apr. 2021 Winter of 2018: Chase briefly meets Sadie Mills, an elite diver, when her Mooresville High School team invites his Indian Creek team to a dinner and ice cream social after their swim meet. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, The Indianapolis Star, "Chase and Sadie's incredible journey of love amid cancer," 4 Apr. 2021 To truly know a Pisces is to know the part of them that refuses to compromise their vision, the part that will drown any diver that might compromise the life that exist in their depths. Gala Mukomolova, refinery29.com, "What Does The Full Moon In Virgo Mean? Use Your Intuition," 2 Mar. 2021 When a diver speared a lionfish that sought refuge under a coral head, a small nurse shark appeared. John Christopher Fine, sun-sentinel.com, "Lionfish menace continues | Opinion," 9 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of diver

1506, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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2 May 2021

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“Diver.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diver. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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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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