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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Past tense of DIVE: to plunge into water headfirst.

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Used as a verb, listen here, it means: Past tense of DIVE: to plunge into water headfirst. Used as a noun, listen here, it means: A small wild pigeon.

Usage examples (31)
  • We must combine the toughness of the serpent with the softness of the dove, a tough mind and a tender heart.
  • The dove was the harbinger of peace to Noah (Gen. 8: 8, 10).
  • Then, you can read me in dove words, and spell me to myself.
  • So in both cases, the liberal dove is calling for negotiation. for more
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