What does tremble mean?

Definitions for tremble
ˈtrɛm bəltrem·ble

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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.

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

  2. tremble(Verb)

    To shake, quiver, or vibrate.

    Etymology: 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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. tremble

    shake unknowingly because of fear or anxiety.

    He was trembling when I got back home. He probably saw a horror movie.

    Submitted by anonymous on March 6, 2019  

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

How to pronounce tremble?

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How to say tremble in sign language?

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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

Examples of tremble in a Sentence

  1. Unknown, Often attributed to Abraham Lincoln:

    I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. . . . Corporations have been enthroned, an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money-power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until the wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.

  2. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:

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

  3. Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia - denouncing the evils of slavery:

    Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep forever.

  4. Bible, Deuteronomy 31:6 NAS:

    Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble...for the Lord, your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.

  5. Lewis Lapham:

    The figure of the enthusiast who has just discovered jogging or a new way to fix tofu can be said to stand or, more accurately, to tremble on the threshold of conversion, as the representative American.

Images & Illustrations of tremble

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