Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun diving

2 senses of diving

Sense 1
diving, diving event -- (an athletic competition that involves diving into water)
       => match -- (a formal contest in which two or more persons or teams compete)

Sense 2
dive, diving -- (a headlong plunge into water)
       => swimming, swim -- (the act of swimming; "it was the swimming they enjoyed most": "they took a short swim in the pool")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb dive

3 senses of dive

Sense 1
dive, plunge, plunk -- (drop steeply; "the stock market plunged")
       => descend, fall, go down, come down -- (move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way; "The temperature is going down"; "The barometer is falling"; "The curtain fell on the diva"; "Her hand went up and then fell again")

Sense 2
dive -- (plunge into water; "I was afraid to dive from the board into the pool")
       => submerge, submerse -- (sink below the surface; go under or as if under water)

Sense 3
dive -- (swim under water; "the children enjoyed diving and looking for shells")
       => swim -- (travel through water; "We had to swim for 20 minutes to reach the shore"; "a big fish was swimming in the tank")

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