What does tremble mean?

Definitions for trembleˈtrɛm bəl

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tremble, shiver, shake(verb)

    a reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement

  2. tremble(verb)

    move or jerk quickly and involuntarily up and down or sideways

    "His hands were trembling when he signed the document"

Wiktionary

  1. tremble(Noun)

    A shake, quiver, or vibration.

  2. tremble(Verb)

    To shake, quiver, or vibrate.

  3. Origin: From trambler and its variants, from tremulare, a derivate of Classical tremere, present active infinitive of tremo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tremble(verb)

    to shake involuntarily, as with fear, cold, or weakness; to quake; to quiver; to shiver; to shudder; -- said of a person or an animal

  2. Tremble(verb)

    to totter; to shake; -- said of a thing

  3. Tremble(verb)

    to quaver or shake, as sound; to be tremulous; as the voice trembles

  4. Tremble(noun)

    an involuntary shaking or quivering

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tremble

    trem′bl, v.i. to shake, as from fear, cold, or weakness: to shiver: to shake, as sound.—n. the act of trembling: a morbid trembling.—ns. Trem′blement; Trem′bler; Trem′bling.—adv. Trem′blingly.—n. Trem′bling-pop′lar, the aspen.—adj. Trem′bly, tremulous.—adv. tremulously.—adjs. Trem′ūlant, Trem′ūlous, trembling: affected with fear: quivering.—adv. Trem′ūlously.—n. Trem′ūlousness. [O. Fr. trembler—L. tremulus, trembling—tremĕre, to shake.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'tremble' in Verbs Frequency: #852

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tremble in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tremble in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jeanne-Marie Roland:

    The feeble tremble before opinion, the foolish defy it, the wise judge it, the skillful direct it.

  2. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:

    Oh God, how do the world and heavens confine themselves, when our hearts tremble in their own barriers!

  3. Kahlil Gibran:

    We were a silent, hidden thought in the folds of oblivion, and we have become a voice that causes the heavens to tremble.

  4. Erik Pevernagie:

    The upper lip must never tremble. Some fear to be abused and have their identity destroyed, if they make an aperture in the curtain of their emotions. (“The upper lip must never tremble”)

  5. Leonid Vasilenko:

    The walls were shaking, the window frames were shaking, paint started to crumble off the house, i hid in the basement. What else can you do? I took the dog and the cat. In the basement you could hear the earth tremble.

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