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DIVER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does diver mean? 

DIVER (noun)
  The noun DIVER has 3 senses:

1. someone who works underwater
2. someone who dives (into water)
3. large somewhat primitive fish-eating diving bird of the northern hemisphere having webbed feet placed far back; related to the grebes

  Familiarity information: DIVER used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DIVER (noun)


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Meaning:

Someone who works underwater

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

diver; frogman; underwater diver

Hypernyms ("diver" is a kind of...):

adventurer; explorer (someone who travels into little known regions (especially for some scientific purpose))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "diver"):

deep-sea diver (a diver in the deeper parts of the sea)

pearl diver; pearler (a diver who searches for molluscs containing pearls)

scuba diver (an underwater diver who uses scuba gear)


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Meaning:

Someone who dives (into water)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

diver; plunger

Hypernyms ("diver" is a kind of...):

swimmer (a trained athlete who participates in swimming meets)


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Meaning:

Large somewhat primitive fish-eating diving bird of the northern hemisphere having webbed feet placed far back; related to the grebes

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

loon; diver

Hypernyms ("diver" is a kind of...):

gaviiform seabird (seabirds of the order Gaviiformes)

Holonyms ("diver" is a member of...):

Gavia; genus Gavia (type genus of the Gavidae: loons)


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