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Princeton's WordNet

  1. diving, diving event(noun)

    an athletic competition that involves diving into water

  2. dive, diving(noun)

    a headlong plunge into water


  1. diving(Noun)

    The action of the verb to dive in any sense.

  2. diving(Noun)

    The sport of jumping head first into water.

  3. diving(Noun)

    The practice of swimming underwater, especially using a scuba system, and especially for recreation.

  4. diving(Noun)

    Of, relating to or used in diving (jumping into water).

  5. diving(Noun)

    Of, relating to or used in diving (swimming underwater).

  6. diving(Adjective)

    That or who dives or dive.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Diving

    of Dive

  2. Diving(adj)

    that dives or is used or diving


  1. Diving

    Diving is the sport of jumping or falling into water from a platform or springboard, sometimes while performing acrobatics. Diving is an internationally-recognized sport that is part of the Olympic Games. In addition, unstructured and non-competitive diving is a recreational pastime. Diving is one of the most popular Olympic sports with spectators. Competitors possess many of the same characteristics as gymnasts and dancers, including strength, flexibility, kinaesthetic judgment and air awareness. Some professional divers were originally gymnasts or dancers as both the sports have similar characteristics to diving. The success of Greg Louganis has led to American strength in diving internationally. China came to prominence when the sport was revolutionized by national coach Liang Boxi. Other noted countries in the sport include Russia, Great Britain, Italy, Australia and Canada.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Diving

    dīv′ing, n. the action of the verb to dive.—adj. that dives.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Diving

    An activity in which the organism plunges into water. It includes scuba and bell diving. Diving as natural behavior of animals goes here, as well as diving in decompression experiments with humans or animals.

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How to say diving in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of diving in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of diving in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of diving in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. Jon Chambers:

    Danny McDaniel literally encountered the largest fish I've ever seen in twenty years of scuba diving.

  3. Bobby Wilson:

    [She] was hell-bent on killing me in my sleep one night. At three o’clock in the morning, I woke up to find a rifle in my face— a semiautomatic rifle at that — and the bullets started to fly, and I started diving for cover.

  4. Marine Police:

    Right now, officials from the marine police and navy are helping to dive at the spot where the boat sank, they are diving to a depth of about 40 meters (130 feet).

  5. Ahmad Tahilmet:

    It has something to do with the ocean and how much we love to be in it. You have so many ways to discover what's under the water, some people go into scuba diving. Freedivers usually have a different approach because the silence.

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