Definitions for quiverˈkwɪv ər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
quiv•erˈkwɪv ər(v.t.; v.i.)
to shake with a slight but rapid motion; tremble.
(n.)the act or state of quivering.
Origin of quiver:
1480–90; cf. MD quiveren to tremble
a case for holding or carrying arrows.
the arrows in such a case.
Origin of quiver:
1250–1300; ME < AF quiveir, var. of OF quivre; perh. < Gmc; cf. OE cocer quiver
frisson, shiver, chill, quiver, shudder, thrill, tingle(noun)
an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
"a frisson of surprise shot through him"
shaking, shakiness, trembling, quiver, quivering, vibration, palpitation(noun)
a shaky motion
"the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe"
case for holding arrows
vibration, quiver, quivering(verb)
the act of vibrating
quiver, quake, palpitate(verb)
shake with fast, tremulous movements
"His nostrils palpitated"
flicker, waver, flitter, flutter, quiver(verb)
move back and forth very rapidly
"the candle flickered"
pulsate, beat, quiver(verb)
move with or as if with a regular alternating motion
"the city pulsated with music and excitement"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to shake or tremble
The tiny animal quivered with fear.; the petals gave a quiver in the breeze
to shake or move with slight and tremulous motion; to tremble; to quake; to shudder; to shiver
the act or state of quivering; a tremor
a case or sheath for arrows to be carried on the person
A quiver is a container for arrows, bolts, or darts. Quivers can be attached in various positions on an archer's body, the bow, or the ground, depending on the type of shooting and the archer's personal preference. Quivers were traditionally made of leather, wood, furs, and other natural materials, but are now often made of metal or plastic.
Translations for quiver
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a long, narrow case for carrying arrows in.
- جَعْبَه، كِنانَهArabic
- aljavaPortuguese (BR)
- der KöcherGerman
- aljaba, carcajSpanish
- viini, nuolikoteloFinnish
- אַשׁפָּה לְחִיצִיםHebrew
- तरकश, तूणीरHindi
- kantung panahIndonesian
- bultu maksLatvian
- tabung anak panahMalay
- دغيشو كڅوړهPashto
- tolbă (de săgeţi)Romanian
- sadak, oklukTurkish
- 箭袋Chinese (Trad.)
- baođựng tênVietnamese
- 箭袋Chinese (Simp.)
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