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ˈdaɪ vizdives

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Webster Dictionary

  1. Dives(noun)

    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. Fox News:

    We go for a swim, we take a few dives and I hit my head on the bottom of the pool, the amazing thing is there was not even a cut on my head. It just hit at precisely the angle where all the force was transmitted to one spot … the cervical vertebrae which severed the spinal cord.

  2. Matt Damon:

    TheLouis C.K. thing, I don’t know all the details. I don’t do deep dives on this, but I did see his statement, which kind of, which [ was ] arresting to me. When he came out and said, ‘ I did this. I did these things. These women are all telling the truth. ’ And I just remember thinking, ‘ Well, that’s the sign of somebody who — well, we can work with that. ’ Like, when I ’m raising my kids, this constant personal responsibility is as important as anything else they learn before they go off in the world.

  3. Ray Woolley:

    Its just unbelievable. I've been diving now for 59 years and these are the sort of dives that you remember because there are so many divers with you, if I can still dive and my buddies are willing to dive with me I hope I can do it again next year.

  4. Jeff Milisen:

    I've done over 150 of these dives.

  5. Kim Kardashian:

    I feel like Khloe always dives into relationships and puts her whole heart into everything. I mean, she moved [to Cleveland]. And I’ve seen her be in a really tough situation before, in her last relationship, so I think the family gets so emotionally invested in whoever each other is with, like, we treat them as family and we give them our whole soul. We treat them like they’re a family member. We really were rooting for Khloe, and we still are. She’s so strong and she’s doing the best that she can. It’s a really sad situation all over.

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