What does quake mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. earthquake, quake, temblor, seism(verb)

    shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane of from volcanic activity

  2. quiver, quake, palpitate(verb)

    shake with fast, tremulous movements

    "His nostrils palpitated"

  3. tremor, quake(verb)

    shake with seismic vibrations

    "The earth was quaking"

GCIDE

  1. Quake(n.)

    An earthquake.

Wiktionary

  1. quake(Noun)

    A trembling or shaking.

    We felt a quake in the apartment every time the train went by.

    Etymology: From quaken, from cwacian, from kwakōnan, from gʷog-, related to cweccan (see quitch), kwakkelje, kwakkelen, Quackelei, kvakle, vexo, bogadh.

  2. quake(Noun)

    An earthquake, a trembling of the ground with force.

    California is plagued by quakes, there are a few minor ones almost every month.

    Etymology: From quaken, from cwacian, from kwakōnan, from gʷog-, related to cweccan (see quitch), kwakkelje, kwakkelen, Quackelei, kvakle, vexo, bogadh.

  3. quake(Verb)

    To tremble or shake.

    I felt the ground quaking beneath my feet

    Etymology: From quaken, from cwacian, from kwakōnan, from gʷog-, related to cweccan (see quitch), kwakkelje, kwakkelen, Quackelei, kvakle, vexo, bogadh.

  4. quake(Verb)

    To tremble or shake with fear.

    When the bad-guy suddenly appeared on screen, I quaked uncontrollably

    Etymology: From quaken, from cwacian, from kwakōnan, from gʷog-, related to cweccan (see quitch), kwakkelje, kwakkelen, Quackelei, kvakle, vexo, bogadh.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quake(verb)

    to be agitated with quick, short motions continually repeated; to shake with fear, cold, etc.; to shudder; to tremble

    Etymology: [Cf. AS. cweccan to move, shake. See Quake, v. t.]

  2. Quake(verb)

    to shake, vibrate, or quiver, either from not being solid, as soft, wet land, or from violent convulsion of any kind; as, the earth quakes; the mountains quake

    Etymology: [Cf. AS. cweccan to move, shake. See Quake, v. t.]

  3. Quake(verb)

    to cause to quake

    Etymology: [Cf. AS. cweccan to move, shake. See Quake, v. t.]

  4. Quake(noun)

    a tremulous agitation; a quick vibratory movement; a shudder; a quivering

    Etymology: [Cf. AS. cweccan to move, shake. See Quake, v. t.]

Freebase

  1. Quake

    Quake is a first person shooter that was released by id Software in 1996 and the first game in the popular Quake series of video games. In the game, players must find their way out of various maze-like, medieval environments while battling a variety of monsters using a wide array of guns. The successor to id's Doom series, Quake built upon the technology and gameplay of its predecessor in many ways. Unlike the Doom engine before it, the Quake engine offered full real-time 3D rendering and early support for 3D acceleration through OpenGL. After Doom helped popularize multiplayer deathmatches, Quake added various multiplayer options. Online multiplayer became increasingly common, with the QuakeWorld update and software such as QuakeSpy making the process of finding and playing against other competitors on the Internet far easier and more reliable. Various multiplayer mods were developed including Team Fortress and Capture the flag. The game received much acclaim on release and its commercial success led to several sequels, starting with Quake II, which abandoned the gothic stylings of the original for a science fiction theme. Since then, many bands such as "Quake" from Illinois, have decided to use the video game as a title for their band. Because of this, Quake has since been recognized as one of the greatest achievements of the video game industry, influencing games that came after it, as well as the artforms of user mods and machinima.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Quake

    kwāk, v.i. to tremble, esp. with cold or fear: to tremble from want of firmness.—v.t. to cause to tremble:—pr.p. quā′king; pa.t. and pa.p. quāked.—n. a shake: a shudder.—ns. Quā′kiness; Quā′king; Quā′king-grass, a native grass of the genus Briza, so called from the tremulous motion of its spikelets.—adv. Quā′kingly.—adj. Quā′ky, shaky. [A.S. cwacian; perh. allied to quick.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of quake in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of quake in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of quake in a Sentence

  1. Jackie Dalton:

    People are hungry for information and need to be able to have information which can help them. We started training journalists in Nepal three years ago ... as a quake of this magnitude had been predicted, when the earthquake happened, within four hours the BBC Nepali Service was sending out information, and many of the national Nepali radio stations were doing the same.

  2. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho:

    We can easily forget. After the quake in Aceh we wanted to do everything, but by 2015 we don't have money allocated (to fix the buoys), most of (the buoys) were broken by vandalism.

  3. Eric Garcetti:

    I don’t think that ‘Night at the Museum’ was an accurate depiction of what happens when the lights go down at the Museum of Natural History, but it still could get people excited about history, i hope ‘San Andreas’ will be a good popcorn thriller that awakens people about the importance of getting prepared for the big quake that is long overdue to happen.

  4. Chitra Kumari:

    I don't have the words to express my happiness, we never thought we'd receive any relief after the quake, but now we have this structure for the women's cooperative.

  5. Kyriakos Mitsotakis:

    We have learned to live with earthquakes, this was one more quake, the situation is gradually subsiding. The city withstood this and can handle it. There is no cause for concern.

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