Div"er (?), n.


One who, or that which, dives.

Divers and fishers for pearls. Woodward.


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.

⇒ The northern diver (Urinator imber) is the loon; the black diver or velvet scoter (Oidemia fusca) is a sea duck. See Loon, and Scoter.


© Webster 1913.