div·​er ˈdī-vər How to pronounce diver (audio)
: one that dives
: a person who stays underwater for long periods by having air supplied from the surface or by carrying a supply of compressed air
: any of various birds that obtain food by diving in water
especially : loon

Examples of diver in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Now, a team of divers has recovered his aircraft’s engine, a victory in the years-long effort to bring pieces of the wreckage back to the surface. Christopher Parker, Smithsonian Magazine, 5 Sep. 2023 Campbell's body was recovered by divers from a pond on Edgartown Great Road shortly before 10 a.m. ET on July 24, Massachusetts State Police had said in a news release. Jill Lupupa, Peoplemag, 23 Aug. 2023 Authorities did not immediately release the identities of the divers. Gabe Hauari, USA TODAY, 14 Aug. 2023 Police said the body was found at the edge of the water by a pair of NYPD divers, according to WNBC. Abigail Adams, Peoplemag, 18 Aug. 2023 The divers were brought back to the Coast Guard Station Oak Island around 6:10 a.m. Jennifer Henderson, CNN, 14 Aug. 2023 The identities of the missing divers were not immediately released. Stephen Sorace, Fox News, 14 Aug. 2023 According to local divers, the greater the damage in a particular area of the reef, the more the fish seem to use the move. Matt Hrodey, Discover Magazine, 8 Aug. 2023 The New York City Police Department and Fire Department of the City of New York responded to the pier behind Ikea and deployed patrol officers, aviation units, harbor units, the Technical Assistance Response Unit, K-9s and divers to find the child, police said. Nic F. Anderson, CNN, 17 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1506, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of diver was in 1506

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“Diver.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diver. Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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