What does vibrate mean?

Definitions for vibrate
ˈvaɪ breɪtvi·brate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vibrate(verb)

    shake, quiver, or throb; move back and forth rapidly, usually in an uncontrolled manner

  2. oscillate, vibrate(verb)

    move or swing from side to side regularly

    "the needle on the meter was oscillating"

  3. hover, vibrate, vacillate, oscillate(verb)

    be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action

    "He oscillates between accepting the new position and retirement"

  4. resonate, vibrate(verb)

    sound with resonance

    "The sound resonates well in this theater"

  5. thrill, tickle, vibrate(verb)

    feel sudden intense sensation or emotion

    "he was thrilled by the speed and the roar of the engine"

Wiktionary

  1. vibrate(Noun)

    The setting, on a portable electronic device, that causes it to vibrate rather than sound any (or most) needed alarms.

    Please put your cellphones on vibrate for the duration of the meeting.

    Etymology: From vibratus, perfect passive participle of vibro.

  2. vibrate(Verb)

    Move with small movements rapidly to and fro.

    Etymology: From vibratus, perfect passive participle of vibro.

  3. vibrate(Verb)

    Resonate.

    Her mind vibrates with excitement.

    Etymology: From vibratus, perfect passive participle of vibro.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vibrate

    of Vibrate

    Etymology: [L. vibratus, p. p. of vibrare, v. t. & v. i., to shake, brandish, vibrate; akin to Skr. vip to tremble, Icel. veifa to wave, vibrate. See Waive and cf. Whip, v. t.]

  2. Vibrate(verb)

    to brandish; to move to and fro; to swing; as, to vibrate a sword or a staff

    Etymology: [L. vibratus, p. p. of vibrare, v. t. & v. i., to shake, brandish, vibrate; akin to Skr. vip to tremble, Icel. veifa to wave, vibrate. See Waive and cf. Whip, v. t.]

  3. Vibrate(verb)

    to mark or measure by moving to and fro; as, a pendulum vibrating seconds

    Etymology: [L. vibratus, p. p. of vibrare, v. t. & v. i., to shake, brandish, vibrate; akin to Skr. vip to tremble, Icel. veifa to wave, vibrate. See Waive and cf. Whip, v. t.]

  4. Vibrate(verb)

    to affect with vibratory motion; to set in vibration

    Etymology: [L. vibratus, p. p. of vibrare, v. t. & v. i., to shake, brandish, vibrate; akin to Skr. vip to tremble, Icel. veifa to wave, vibrate. See Waive and cf. Whip, v. t.]

  5. Vibrate(verb)

    to move to and fro, or from side to side, as a pendulum, an elastic rod, or a stretched string, when disturbed from its position of rest; to swing; to oscillate

    Etymology: [L. vibratus, p. p. of vibrare, v. t. & v. i., to shake, brandish, vibrate; akin to Skr. vip to tremble, Icel. veifa to wave, vibrate. See Waive and cf. Whip, v. t.]

  6. Vibrate(verb)

    to have the constituent particles move to and fro, with alternate compression and dilation of parts, as the air, or any elastic body; to quiver

    Etymology: [L. vibratus, p. p. of vibrare, v. t. & v. i., to shake, brandish, vibrate; akin to Skr. vip to tremble, Icel. veifa to wave, vibrate. See Waive and cf. Whip, v. t.]

  7. Vibrate(verb)

    to produce an oscillating or quivering effect of sound; as, a whisper vibrates on the ear

    Etymology: [L. vibratus, p. p. of vibrare, v. t. & v. i., to shake, brandish, vibrate; akin to Skr. vip to tremble, Icel. veifa to wave, vibrate. See Waive and cf. Whip, v. t.]

  8. Vibrate(verb)

    to pass from one state to another; to waver; to fluctuate; as, a man vibrates between two opinions

    Etymology: [L. vibratus, p. p. of vibrare, v. t. & v. i., to shake, brandish, vibrate; akin to Skr. vip to tremble, Icel. veifa to wave, vibrate. See Waive and cf. Whip, v. t.]

Freebase

  1. Vibrate

    Vibrate is an album released by The Manhattan Transfer on September 28, 2004 on the Telarc label. The album is available in three formats: Super Audio CD, CD and MP3 Download.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vibrate

    vī′brāt, v.i. to shake: to tremble: to move backwards and forwards: to swing: to pass from one state to another.—v.t. to cause to shake: to move to and fro: to measure by moving to and fro: to affect with vibratory motion.—adjs. Vī′brant, vibrating: sonorous; Vī′bratile, having a vibratory motion: (zool.) adapted to or used in vibratory motion.—ns. Vībratil′ity; Vībrā′tion, a vibrating: state of being vibrated: tremulousness, quivering motion.—adj. Vībrā′tional.—n. Vībrā′tiuncle, a small vibration.—adjs. Vī′brātive, Vī′brātory, vibrating: consisting in vibrations: causing vibrations.—ns. Vī′brātor (elect.), a vibrating reed used to open and close the electric current: (print.) a vibrating reed used for distributing the ink; Vi′broscope, an instrument for registering vibrations. [L. vibrāre, -ātum, to tremble.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vibrate in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vibrate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of vibrate in a Sentence

  1. Edwin Hubbel Chapin:

    Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.

  2. RVM:

    Some people emit negative fumes, while others vibrate POSITIVE ENERGY. Stay close to the Positive ones; otherwise you will be smoked to death.

  3. Simon Wheatcroft:

    The key improvement is to definitely take it to the city marathon. So the app for the desert used GPS as the navigation system. So now can we create a system which can identify the objects and then translate that information to me. That's what we're working on now, some kind of sensor detection system that uses haptic to vibrate different parts of my body.

  4. Christie Brinkley:

    Whenever Billy would sit down to play – even when Alexa was a little baby – I would lay her down on the piano so that the music would literally vibrate throughout her entire body, alexa would feel the chords of the music and she loved it.

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