HyperDic: diving

English > 2 senses of the word diving:
NOUNeventdiving, diving eventan athletic competition that involves diving into water
actdiving, divea headlong plunge into water
diving > pronunciation
Soundsday'vihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > diving: 2 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningAn athletic competition that involves diving into water.
Synonymdiving event
Part ofswimming meet, swim meetA swimming competition between two or more teams
BroadermatchA formal contest in which two or more persons or teams compete
Spanishprueba de buceo
Catalanprova de busseig, salts
English > diving: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningA headlong plunge into water.
Synonymdive
Narrowerbelly flop, belly flopper, belly whop, belly whopperA dive in which the abdomen bears the main force of impact with the water
cliff divingdiving into the water from a steep overhanging cliff
flipA dive in which the diver somersaults before entering the water
gainer, full gainerA dive in which the diver throws the feet forward to complete a full backward somersault and enters the water feet first and facing away from the diving board
half gainerA dive in which the diver throws the feet forward and up to complete a half backward somersault and enters the water facing the diving board
jackknifeA dive in which the diver bends to touch the ankles before straightening out
swan dive, swallow diveA dive in which the diver arches the back with arms outstretched before entering the water
Broaderswimming, swimThe act of swimming
Spanishbuceo, clavado, inmersión
Catalanimmersió
Verbsdiveplunge / plunge into water

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