What does quiver mean?

Definitions for quiverˈkwɪv ər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word quiver.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. frisson, shiver, chill, quiver, shudder, thrill, tingle(noun)

    an almost pleasurable sensation of fright

    "a frisson of surprise shot through him"

  2. shaking, shakiness, trembling, quiver, quivering, vibration, palpitation(noun)

    a shaky motion

    "the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe"

  3. quiver(noun)

    case for holding arrows

  4. vibration, quiver, quivering(verb)

    the act of vibrating

  5. quiver, quake, palpitate(verb)

    shake with fast, tremulous movements

    "His nostrils palpitated"

  6. flicker, waver, flitter, flutter, quiver(verb)

    move back and forth very rapidly

    "the candle flickered"

  7. pulsate, beat, quiver(verb)

    move with or as if with a regular alternating motion

    "the city pulsated with music and excitement"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quiver(adj)

    nimble; active

  2. Quiver(verb)

    to shake or move with slight and tremulous motion; to tremble; to quake; to shudder; to shiver

  3. Quiver(noun)

    the act or state of quivering; a tremor

  4. Quiver(noun)

    a case or sheath for arrows to be carried on the person

  5. Origin: [OF. cuivre, cuevre, coivre, LL. cucurum, fr. OHG. chohhri quiver, receptacle, G. kcher quiver; akin to AS. cocor, cocur, cocer, D. koker. Cf. Cocker a high shoe.]


  1. Quiver

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Quiver

    kwiv′ėr, adj. (Shak.) nimble, active.

  2. Quiver

    kwiv′ėr, n. a case for arrows.—adj. Quiv′ered, furnished with a quiver: sheathed, as in a quiver. [O. Fr. cuivre; from Old High Ger. kohhar (Ger. köcher); cog. with A.S. cocer.]

  3. Quiver

    kwiv′ėr, v.i. to shake with slight and tremulous motion: to tremble: to shiver.—ns. Quiv′er, Quiv′ering, a tremulous motion, shiver.—adv. Quiv′eringly, with quivering.—adj. Quiv′erish, tremulous. [A.S. cwifer, seen in adv. cwiferlíce, eagerly. Cf. Quick and Quaver.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of quiver in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of quiver in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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