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Meaning of "scuba" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SCUBA

From the initials of self-contained underwater breathing apparatus.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SCUBA

scuba  [ˈskjuːbə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SCUBA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Scuba is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SCUBA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Scuba

Scuba is an acronym for self-contained underwater breathing apparatus. It may also refer to: ▪ Scuba diving, the use of a self-contained breathing set to stay underwater for periods of time ▪ Scuba set, the equipment used to do ▪ Scuba, a proprietary in-memory database developed by Facebook ▪ Submillimetre Common-User Bolometer Array, an instrument used on the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope ▪ Scuba...

Definition of scuba in the English dictionary

The definition of scuba in the dictionary is an apparatus used in skindiving, consisting of a cylinder or cylinders containing compressed air attached to a breathing apparatus.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SCUBA


Aruba
əˈruːbə
Buber
ˈbuːbə
Cuba
ˈkjuːbə
cuber
ˈkjuːbə
goober
ˈɡuːbə
juba
ˈdʒuːbə
Luba
ˈluːbə
massaranduba
ˌmæsərænˈduːbə
masseranduba
ˌmæsərænˈduːbə
Nuba
ˈnjuːbə
Salduba
sælˈduːbə
saxtuba
ˈsæksˌtjuːbə
simarouba
ˌsɪməˈruːbə
simaruba
ˌsɪməˈruːbə
suba
ˈsuːbə
suber
ˈsjuːbə
Tshiluba
tʃɪˈluːbə
tsuba
ˈtsuːbə
tuba
ˈtjuːbə
tuber
ˈtjuːbə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SCUBA

scuba dive
scuba diver
scuba diving
scuchin
scud
scuddaler
scudded
scudder
scudding
scuddle
scudi
scudler
scudo
scuff
scuff marks
scuffed
scuffer
scuffle
scuffler

WORDS THAT END LIKE SCUBA

aba
Alba
ameba
aucuba
ba
baba
bass tuba
carnauba
cba
Curitiba
Elba
Hecuba
maceranduba
Saba
samba
Santiago de Cuba
sauba
succuba
Yoruba
Zumba

Synonyms and antonyms of scuba in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «scuba» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SCUBA

Find out the translation of scuba to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of scuba from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «scuba» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

水肺
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

scuba
570 millions of speakers

English

scuba
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

स्कूबा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الغوص
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

подводное
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

scuba
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্কুবা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

plongée
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Skuba
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Scuba
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

スキューバ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

스쿠버
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Scuba
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lặn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஸ்கூபா
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्कूबा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

skuba
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

scuba
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nurkowanie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

підводне
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

diving
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

scuba
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

scuba
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

luftapparat
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

scuba
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of scuba

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SCUBA»

The term «scuba» is very widely used and occupies the 14.679 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SCUBA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about scuba

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10 QUOTES WITH «SCUBA»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word scuba.
1
Diane Ackerman
I've always loved scuba diving and the cell-tickling feel of being underwater, though it poses unique frustrations. Alone, but with others, you may share the same sights and feelings, but you can't communicate well.
2
Buzz Aldrin
My favourite thing to do on this planet is to scuba dive.
3
Christopher Atkins
I've been a scuba diver since I was 16 and I think that was one of the reasons they chose me.
4
David Attenborough
I can mention many moments that were unforgettable and revelatory. But the most single revelatory three minutes was the first time I put on scuba gear and dived on a coral reef. It's just the unbelievable fact that you can move in three dimensions.
5
Tracie Bennett
I am so scared of the sea, so what did I do? Learned to scuba in the Great Barrier Reef.
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Alison Brie
I look really good in a scuba suit.
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Daniel Dennett
As every scuba diver knows, panic is your worst enemy: when it hits, your mind starts to thrash and you are likely to do something really stupid and self-destructive.
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Casper Van Dien
I sail, scuba dive, play football, basketball.
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Natalie Dormer
The Gili Islands gave me some of my best scuba diving experiences, including tons of turtles.
10
Freeman Dyson
Successful technologies often begin as hobbies. Jacques Cousteau invented scuba diving because he enjoyed exploring caves. The Wright brothers invented flying as a relief from the monotony of their normal business of selling and repairing bicycles.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SCUBA»

Discover the use of scuba in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to scuba and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Scuba Diving
SUPERANNO Packed with full-color photographs and illustrations, Scuba Diving offers step-by-step instruction on preparing for and managing a dive safely with information on the latest equipment, gear selection, recommended dive locations, ...
Dennis Graver, 2009
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Scuba Diving and Snorkeling For Dummies
Written by PADI-Certified diver John Newman, this friendly guide covers everything you need to know to: Get certified Plan a great diving trip Save money on equipment Dive or snorkel safely This user-friendly guide starts by helping you ...
John Newman, 2011
3
Soviet Manual of Scuba Diving
This is a translation of a scuba diving manual originally published by the publishing house of the U.S.S.R. Ministry of Defense.
S. Ye. Bulenkov, 2004
4
Scuba Duba: A Tense Comedy in Two Acts
Marking an imaginative new departure for its Pulitzer Prize-winning author, this madcap, bizarre comedy (which starred Maureen Stapleton in its Broadway presentation) blends poignance, fantasy and offbeat hilarity in detailing the exploits ...
Bruce Jay Friedman, 1968
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Scuba Diving
Scuba Diving covers different types of diving from reef and ice to wreck, nocturnal, and fresh water. Equipment is showcaseed in detail, from wetsuits and masks to flippers and buoyancy aids.
Monty Halls, Miranda Krestovnikoff, 2006
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Scuba Diving: A Trailside Guide
The sole YMCA-sanctioned guide to scuba diving provides readers with everything they need to know about the sport, from choosing a certification course to buying the right equipment. Original.
‎2000
7
Diver Down: Real-World SCUBA Accidents and How to Avoid Them
These are just a few of the true stories you’ll find in Diver Down, most of them involving diver error and resulting in serious injury or death.
Michael Ange, 2005
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Scuba Diving
Discusses the action-packed sport of scuba diving, including safety equipment, competitions, and safety information.
Shane McFee, 2008
9
Scuba Diving
Describes the gear and training needed to scuba dive, and the reasons why people scuba dive, including to rescue others, fix underwater pipes, search for sunken treasure, or for pure recreation.
Carol Ryback, 2005
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The Scuba Snobs' Guide to Diving Ettiquette
From packing to puking, swim wear to story telling, boats to buoyancy, the authors' stories and rules illuminate every facet of diving and dive travel. This book is fresh, insightful, entertaining and not too long.
Dennis Jacobson, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SCUBA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term scuba is used in the context of the following news items.
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Boss Guilty Over Apple 'Scuba Diving' Deaths
Boss Guilty Over Apple 'Scuba Diving' Deaths. Andrew Stocker is convicted after Scott Cain and Ashley Clarke were found unconscious on top of apple crates in ... «Sky News, Jun 15»
2
Emsworth man died after being asked to 'scuba dive' for apples in …
A FRUIT packing manager sent two employees to their deaths by asking them to 'scuba dive' without breathing apparatus into an oxygen-deprived storage unit ... «Portsmouth News, Jun 15»
3
Scuba diver from Santa Rosa dies off Sonoma County coast
A Rohnert Park man died Sunday afternoon while scuba diving with friends off the northern Sonoma County coast, according to a state parks official. The man, in ... «Santa Rosa Press Democrat, May 15»
4
Beer-drinking man wearing scuba gear causes disturbance at …
TRAVERSE CITY, MI – It wasn't the scuba gear he was wearing that got the ... "As far as wearing scuba gear and having a couple of beers, that's legal," he said. «MLive.com, May 15»
5
Connecticut Soldier Vanishes on Scuba Diving Trip in Thailand
Officials in Thailand have renewed their search for a former soldier and Connecticut National Guardsman who disappeared on a scuba diving trip off the ... «NBC Connecticut, Apr 15»
6
Scuba Diver Sues NYPD, Says Fellow Officers Taunted Him
A police officer with painted toenails has accused fellow officers in a NYPD scuba unit of discriminating against him by calling him a transsexual and a ... «NBC New York, Oct 14»
7
Man faces misdemeanour charge in Hawaii scuba diving fight
WATCH ABOVE: An assault is caught on camera 50 feet underwater as one scuba diver is accused of ripping off the air supply of another diver. KAILUA-KONA ... «Globalnews.ca, Sep 14»
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Scuba diving from your computer: 'street view' goes underwater
Instead of being placed on top of a car, the 143-pound (65-kilogram)riggings are tethered to scuba divers and powered through the water by small motors. «CTV News, Aug 14»
9
Lovell charged with misdemeanor for May scuba attack off Kona coast
Umberger told Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Conservation and Resource Enforcement officers that Lovell pulled her scuba regulator ... «West Hawaii Today, Jul 14»
10
Prince William takes plunges for new scuba president role
The Duke of Cambridge has donned a wetsuit and shown off his scuba diving skills to mark his new role as the president of the British Sub-Aqua Club, after ... «BBC News, Jul 14»

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