[syn: loon, diver]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Diver \Div"er\, n.
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." --Sir H. Wotton.
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: someone who works underwater [syn: diver, frogman,
2: someone who dives (into water) [syn: diver, 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, diver]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
22 Moby Thesaurus words for "diver":
bather, bathing beauty, bathing girl, cannon, cutpurse,
deep-sea diver, dip, free diver, frogman, jumper, mermaid, merman,
natator, parachute jumper, pearl diver, plunger, scuba diver,
skin diver, sky diver, snorkel diver, swimmer, wire