Definitions for quiverˈkwɪv ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

quiv•erˈkwɪv ər(v.t.; v.i.)

  1. to shake with a slight but rapid motion; tremble.

  2. (n.)the act or state of quivering.

Origin of quiver:

1480–90; cf. MD quiveren to tremble

quiv′er•y(adj.)

quiv•erˈkwɪv ər(n.)

  1. a case for holding or carrying arrows.

  2. the arrows in such a case.

Origin of quiver:

1250–1300; ME < AF quiveir, var. of OF quivre; perh. < Gmc; cf. OE cocer 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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. quiver(verb)ˈkwɪv ər

    to shake or tremble

    The tiny animal quivered with fear.; the petals gave a quiver in the breeze

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

Freebase

  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.


Translations for quiver

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

quiver(noun)

a long, narrow case for carrying arrows in.

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