1. One who, or that which, dives.
Divers and fishers for pearls. --Woodward.
2. Fig.: One who goes deeply into a subject, study, or business. “A diver into causes.”
3. Zool. Any bird of certain genera, as Urinator (formerly Colymbus), or the allied genus Colymbus, or Podiceps, remarkable for their agility in diving.
Note: ☞ The northern diver (Urinator imber) is the loon; the black diver or velvet scoter (Oidemia fusca) is a sea duck. See Loon, and Scoter.
n 1: someone who works underwater [syn: frogman, underwater
2: someone who dives (into water) [syn: plunger]
3: large somewhat primitive fish-eating diving bird of the
northern hemisphere having webbed feet placed far back;
related to the grebes [syn: loon]