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dive

1. a headlong plunge into water, esp one of several formalized movements executed as a sport
2. an act or instance of diving
3. a steep nose-down descent of an aircraft
4. Boxing slang the act of a boxer pretending to be knocked down or out
5. Soccer slang the act of a player pretending to have been tripped or impeded

Dive

 

the movement of an aircraft or missile along a horizontally inclined trajectory of 30°-90°, accompanied by rapid loss of altitude and an increase in speed.

The flight trajectory during a dive consists of the leg of the dive proper, which is close to a straight line, and of curvilinear legs—the initial (entrance) and final (pullout) legs. A dive at angles of 80°-90° to the horizontal is called a vertical dive. Air brakes are used on aircraft and missiles to limit the increase in speed. Diving is used during attacks on aerial targets, during firing or the launching of rockets, and during the bombing of ground or naval targets. Diving is also used when it is necessary to lose altitude quickly. [19—1571—4•]

dive

[′dīv]
(aerospace engineering)
A rapid descent by an aircraft or missile, nose downward, with or without power or thrust.
(engineering)
To submerge into an underwater environment so that it may be studied or utilized; includes the use of specialized equipment such as scuba, diving helmets, diving suits, diving bells, and underwater research vessels.
(navigation)
To submerge a submarine under power.

dive

A steep descent with or without power. The acute angle between the horizon and the line of the dive of the object is called a dive angle.
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As, since he had been touched by the Giant's ring, he had the power to live in the water as well as on land, he at once dived into the fountain.
and then it turned and dived down to the bottom of the pond!
Dantes dived again, and remained a long time beneath the water.
Having so said she dived under the waves, whereon I turned back to the place where my ships were ranged upon the shore; and my heart was clouded with care as I went along.
He then withdrew, and as he passed into the courtyard he stopped near a lamp and dived eagerly into the bag of money.
Having deposited their loads upon the broken part, they dived into the water, and shortly reappeared at the surface.
He paused to look down at Cesar, who, as I have said before, was lying full length face down by the foremast, then stepped over him, and dived out of my sight under the foresail.
He happened to catch sight of me and dived, the second ran down on the main-deck shouting some order or other, and the chief mate came to meet me, touching his cap.
If we had been at sea this fellow would have dived from the ship's side and brought up as many oysters as the whole crew could stomach, even in rough water, for he has dived beautifully off his chariot on to the ground.
Sometimes the might be seen gliding along just under the surface, without apparently moving hand or foot--then throwing themselves on their sides, they darted through the water, revealing glimpses of their forms, as, in the course of their rapid progress, they shot for an instant partly into the air--at one moment they dived deep down into the water, and the next they rose bounding to the surface.