divers

[dahy-verz]
adjective
1.
several; various; sundry: divers articles.
pronoun
2.
(used with a plural verb) an indefinite number more than one: He chose divers of them, who were asked to accompany him.

Origin:
1200–50; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French < Latin dīversus diverse

divers, diverse.
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diver

[dahy-ver]
noun
1.
a person or thing that dives.
2.
a person who makes a business of diving, as for pearl oysters or to examine sunken vessels.
3.
British. a loon.
4.
any of several other birds noted for their skill in diving.

Origin:
1500–10; dive + -er1

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diver (ˈdaɪvə)
 
n
1.  a person or thing that dives
2.  a person who works or explores underwater
3.  Also called: loom, US and Canadian name: loon any aquatic bird of the genus Gavia, family Gaviidae, and order Gaviiformes of northern oceans, having a straight pointed bill, small wings, and a long body: noted for swiftness and skill in swimming and diving
4.  any of various other diving birds
5.  slang soccer a player who pretends to have been tripped or impeded by an opposing player in order to win a free kick or penalty

divers (ˈdaɪvəz)
 
determiner
archaic, literary or
 a.  various; sundry; some
 b.  (as pronoun; functioning as plural): divers of them
 
[C13: from Old French, from Latin dīversus turned in different directions; see divert]

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divers
late 13c., "various," from O.Fr. divers "different, various, singular, odd, exceptional, wretched, treacherous, perverse," from L. diversus "turned different ways," in L.L. "various," pp. of divertere (see divert). Sense of "several, numerous" is recorded from c.1300, referring
"originally and in form to the variety of objects; but, as variety implies number, becoming an indeffinite numeral word expressing multiplicity" [OED].
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Example sentences
Divers have been used to salvage valuable equipment from submerged plants.
Remotely operated vehicles are used to install and maintain equipment where
  water is too deep for divers.
Divers and snorkelers will enjoy views of the rich sea life here, as well.
Divers and swimmers may thrill to the idea of shark safeguards.
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