What does diving mean?

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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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  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. Lewis Howes:

    It’s about diving for the loose balls in life.

  2. Yiannis Tsavelakos:

    We have a unique diving area right on our doorstep.

  3. Jerry Coleman:

    Ozzie makes a leaping, diving stop, shovels to Fernando and everybody drops everything.

  4. Carl Harrington:

    Diving here, it's just amazing how much life there is here, just teeming underneath the ocean.

  5. Judi Farkas:

    The water and scuba diving scenes would be expensive, any time you film in water it's expensive.

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Translations for diving

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  • гмуркане, скок във водаBulgarian
  • saltsCatalan, Valencian
  • κατάδυση, καταδύσειςGreek
  • submarinismo, buceoSpanish
  • sukeltaminen, uimahyppy, sukellus, sukeltavaFinnish
  • plongeur, plongeant, plongement, plongeon, plongée sous-marineFrench
  • tuffo, subacqueaItalian
  • прыжки в воду, ныряние, дайвингRussian

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