Definitions for tremble
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word tremble.
tremble, shiver, shakeverb
a reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement
move or jerk quickly and involuntarily up and down or sideways
"His hands were trembling when he signed the document"
A shake, quiver, or vibration.
To shake, quiver, or vibrate.
Etymology: From trambler and its variants, from tremulare, a derivate of Classical tremere, present active infinitive of tremo.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: trembler, Fr. tremo, Lat.
My compassionate heart
Will not permit my eyes once to behold
The thing, whereat it trembles by surmise. William Shakespeare.
And power thou tremblest at. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.
Shew your slaves how cholerick you are,
And make your bondmen tremble. William Shakespeare, Julius Cæsar.
This judgment of the heavens that makes us tremble,
Touches us not with pity. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
They shall fear and tremble. Jer. xxxiii. 9.
When he heard the king, he fell into such a trembling that he could hardly speak. Edward Hyde.
Frighted Turnus trembl’d as he spoke. John Dryden, Æn.
He shook the sacred honours of his head,
With terror trembl’d heav’n’s subsiding hill,
And from his shaken curls ambrosial dews distil. Dryden.
Ye powers, revenge your violated altars,
That they who with unhallow’d hands approach
May tremble. Nicholas Rowe.
Sinai’s grey top shall tremble. John Milton.
We cannot imagine a mass of water to have stood upon the middle of the earth like one great drop, or a trembling jelly, and all the places about it dry. Burnet.
Winds make a noise unequally, and sometimes when vehement tremble at the height of their blast. Francis Bacon.
Tremble refers to the involuntary shaking or quivering of a part of the body as a reaction to fear, anxiety, excitement, weakness, or cold. It can also refer to a similar vibration or shudder, such as the trembling of the ground during an earthquake.
to shake involuntarily, as with fear, cold, or weakness; to quake; to quiver; to shiver; to shudder; -- said of a person or an animal
to totter; to shake; -- said of a thing
to quaver or shake, as sound; to be tremulous; as the voice trembles
an involuntary shaking or quivering
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Tremble is ranked #21157 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Tremble surname appeared 1,241 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Tremble.
48.5% or 602 total occurrences were White.
45.8% or 569 total occurrences were Black.
3.5% or 44 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.5% or 19 total occurrences were of two or more races.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'tremble' in Verbs Frequency: #852
The numerical value of tremble in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of tremble in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
We were a silent, hidden thought in the folds of oblivion, and we have become a voice that causes the heavens to tremble.
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.
You need to hang … at least 100 notorious kulaks, the rich, and the bloodsuckers … This needs to be accomplished in such a way that people for hundreds of miles around will see, tremble, know and scream out : let's choke and strangle those blood-sucking kulaks.
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”)
Oh God, how do the world and heavens confine themselves, when our hearts tremble in their own barriers!
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Translations for tremble
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- tremolor, tremolarCatalan, Valencian
- chvět se, třást seCzech
- temblor, temblar, vibraciónSpanish
- väristä, värinäFinnish
- vibration, trembler, tremblement, vibrerFrench
- tremare, tremolare, tremoreItalian
- 震え, 震えるJapanese
- zidderenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- kūnāwiri, rūrūtaina, ngāueueMāori
- tremor, tremerPortuguese
- трястись, дрожать, дрожание, дро, трепетать, дрожьRussian
- tremulare, tremulai, tremuài, trimulareSardinian
- titremek, ürpermekTurkish
- run, rungVietnamese
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