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Webster Dictionary

  1. Divesnoun

    the name popularly given to the rich man in our Lord's parable of the "Rich Man and Lazarus" (Luke xvi. 19-31). Hence, a name for a rich worldling

    Etymology: [L., rich.]


  1. Dives

    Dives is a genus of Neotropical birds in the family Icteridae. It contains three species: ⁕Cuban Blackbird, Dives atroviolacea ⁕Melodious Blackbird, Dives dives ⁕Scrub Blackbird, Dives warszewiczi The Melodious Blackbird lives in Mexico and Central America; the Scrub Blackbird in Ecuador and Peru. The three species look similar, with plumage ranging from brownish black in juveniles to black with iridescence in adults, slightly more iridescent in males. The bare parts are black and the eyes are dark brown. The upper edge of the bill is curved, not flattened as in many other icterids, and the bill has a slight hook at the tip. The songs are varied and pleasant. If the ranges of the Melodious Blackbird and the northern populations of the Scrub Blackbird overlapped, they would be indistinguishable in the field apart from voice, and some authorities lump these two species into one; on the other hand some split the Scrub Blackbird into two species. All three live in open habitats, including agricultural land, and have adapted well to human disturbance. This genus is believed to be most closely related to Euphagus and Quiscalus.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dives

    dī′vēs (L. 'the rich man'), n. a name used as if a proper name for the rich man at whose gate Lazarus lay (Luke, xvi. 19): a rich and luxurious person.—n. Div′itism, condition of being rich.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Dives

    the name given, originally in the Vulgate, to the rich man in the parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dives in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dives in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of dives in a Sentence

  1. Mark Twain:

    Whenever the literary German dives into a sentence, that is the last you are going to see of him until he emerges on the other side of his atlantic with his verb in his mouth.

  2. Kevin Love:

    We have to be a team that's going to be a little bit grimy, we're going to have to go after every loose ball that we can, we're going to have to be the team that dives on the floor.

  3. Tall Jamaican diver Yona Knight-Wisdom:

    This process, especially in the last four years, has required much sacrifice, particularly of my socializing time, lots of commitment and discipline, i aim to enjoy the experience as much as possible because it's not often you get to go to an Olympic Games. But in the competition, just giving 100 percent diving and representing Jamaica as well as I can over my six dives.

  4. Jacob Brehmer:

    Divers shower in between dives typically just to keep themselves and their muscles warm.

  5. Jeremy Renner:

    She got an injury in her shoulder, everyone else is doing dives and rolls and all this stuff and she's doing this (hand movement) and goes 'Oh my god, my shoulder.'.

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