What does quiver mean?

Definitions for quiver
ˈkwɪv ərquiver

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.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. quiver

    A case or sheath for arrows.

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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

Examples of quiver in a Sentence

  1. Ron Shuttleworth:

    You're fighting for skills all the time and you need as many arrows in your quiver as possible.

  2. Harry Reid:

    There are many procedural things we can do. That's one thing we can do. Certainly, we've got that in our arrow quiver.

  3. Abraham Foxman:

    The President feels very strongly on this -- this is his legacy. And he's using every weapon in the arsenal he's got, but some of the arrows in his quiver might land in the wrong place.

  4. Tim Feldmann:

    I quiver a bit when hearing of the lax usage of the word 'yoga' these days, a yoga studio down the road from us here in Miami offers 'yoga booty ballet'. In my ear, that is obviously an only commercial aspirational use of the word.

  5. D. H. Lawrence:

    We and the cosmos are one. The cosmos is a vast body, of which we are still parts. The sun is a great heart whose tremors run through our smallest veins. The moon is a great gleaming nerve-centre from which we quiver forever. Who knows the power that Saturn has over us or Venus But it is a vital power, rippling exquisitely through us all the time... Now all this is literally true, as men knew in the great past and as they will know again.

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