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English noun: nosedive

1. nosedive (process) a sudden sharp drop or rapid decline

SamplesThe stock took a nosedive.

Broader (hypernym)decline, diminution

2. nosedive (act) a steep nose-down descent by an aircraft

Synonymsdive, nose dive

Broader (hypernym)descent

Narrower (hyponym)power dive

English verb: nosedive

1. nosedive (motion) plunge nose first; drop with the nose or front first, of aircraft

ExamplesThe airplane is sure to nosedive

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)dive, plunge, plunk

Domain categoryair, air travel, aviation

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