traditional name for a rich man, late 14c., from Latin dives "rich (man);" see Dis. Used in Luke xvi in Vulgate and commonly mistaken as the proper name of the man in the parable. Related to divus "divine," and originally meaning "favored by the gods" (see divine (adj.)).
1. We've played in all the little pubs and dives around Liverpool.
2. Our initial Atlantic dives were filled with excitement.
3. Mr. Marvel began to make frantic dives at panels that looked like doors.
4. He looks like a bum who's been drowning his sorrows in sleazy dives.
5. In the highboard event, men take ten dives, women take eight dives.