Divedapper to Divide

(Dive"dap`per) n. [See Dive, Didapper.] (Zoöl.) A water fowl; the didapper. See Dabchick.

(Di*vel") v. t. [L. divellere; dit- = dis- + vellere to pluck.] To rend apart. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.

(Di*vel"lent) a. [L. divellens, p. pr.] Drawing asunder. [R.]

(Di*vel"li*cate) v. t. [L. di- = vellicatus, p. p. of vellicare to pluck, fr. vellere to pull.] To pull in pieces. [Obs. or R.]

(Div"er) n.

1. One who, or that which, dives.

Divers and fishers for pearls.

2. Fig.: One who goes deeply into a subject, study, or business. "A diver into causes." Sir H. Wotton.

3. (Zoöl.) Any bird of certain genera, as Urinator 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.

(Di"verb) n. [L. diverbium the colloquial part of a comedy, dialogue; di- = dis- + verbum word.] A saying in which two members of the sentence are contrasted; an antithetical proverb. [Obs.]

Italy, a paradise for horses, a hell for women, as the diverb goes.

(Di*ver"ber*ate) v. t. [L. diverberatus, p. p. of diverberare to strike asunder; di- = dis- + verberare. See Verberate.] To strike or sound through. [R.] Davies (Holy Roode).

(Di*ver`ber*a"tion) n. A sounding through.

(Di*verge") v. i. [imp. & p. p. Diverged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Diverging.] [L. di- = dis- + vergere to bend, incline. See Verge.]

1. To extend from a common point in different directions; to tend from one point and recede from each other; to tend to spread apart; to turn aside or deviate (as from a given direction); — opposed to converge; as, rays of light diverge as they proceed from the sun.

2. To differ from a typical form; to vary from a normal condition; to dissent from a creed or position generally held or taken.

(Di*verge"ment) n. Divergence.

(Di*ver"gence Di*ver"gen*cy) n. [Cf. F. divergence.]

1. A receding from each other in moving from a common center; the state of being divergent; as, an angle is made by the divergence of straight lines.

Rays come to the eye in a state of divergency.

2. Disagreement; difference.

Related with some divergence by other writers.
Sir G. C. Lewis.

(Di*ver"gent) a. [Cf. F. divergent. See Diverge.]

  By PanEris using Melati.

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