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diver Line breaks: diver
Pronunciation: /ˈdʌɪvə/

Definition of diver in English:


1A person who dives as a sport: an Olympic diver
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  • Available only to certified open-water scuba divers, instructional and safety lessons are provided prior to your dive.
  • Fortunately, serious medical problems are not common in recreational scuba divers.
  • An experienced deep-sea diver from Greater Manchester drowned after running out of air, an inquest was told.
1.1A person who wears a diving suit to work under water: a police diver
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  • Police divers and forensic officers were at the canal yesterday as the Force helicopter made several sweeps of the area.
  • This week, police divers joined the operation, swimming through the river's cold, dark waters searching for clues.
  • Members of the fire service's water rescue team also joined the search before police underwater divers turned out at 10.30 pm.
2A large diving waterbird of northern latitudes, with a sleek black or grey head, a straight pointed bill, and short legs set far back under the body. Called loon2 in North America.
  • Family Gaviidae and genus Gavia: five species, including the great northern diver or common loon (G. immer) of both Canada and Eurasia
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  • The latter finds favour with ducks, divers and Canada geese some of which cruised the river.
  • They fear that the turbines could kill rare birds such as golden eagles, black-throated divers and species of wader.
  • But as it's turned out, divers have become the Grey Nurses' greatest friends.

Words that rhyme with diver

conniver, contriver, driver, fiver, Godiva, Ivor, jiver, Liver, reviver, saliva, skiver, striver, survivor, viva
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