What does tremble mean?

Definitions for tremble
ˈtrɛm bəltrem·ble

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tremble, shiver, shakeverb

    a reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement

  2. trembleverb

    move or jerk quickly and involuntarily up and down or sideways

    "His hands were trembling when he signed the document"

Wiktionary

  1. tremblenoun

    A shake, quiver, or vibration.

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

  2. trembleverb

    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. Trembleverb

    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. Trembleverb

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

  3. Trembleverb

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

  4. Tremblenoun

    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  

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  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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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. 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”)

  2. 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.

  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. Jeanne-Marie Roland:

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

  5. Thomas Jefferson:

    God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure if we have removed their only firm basis: a conviction in the minds of men that these liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever.

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