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1quiver

noun quiv·er \ˈkwi-vər\

Definition of QUIVER

1
:  a case for carrying or holding arrows
2
:  the arrows in a quiver
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Origin of QUIVER

Middle English, from Anglo-French quivre, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English cocer quiver, Old High German kohhari
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Hunting and Fishing Terms

chum, covert, creel, flense, pitfall, seine, skulk, spoor, trawl

Rhymes with QUIVER

2quiver

verb

: to shake because of fear, cold, nervousness, etc.

quiv·eredquiv·er·ing \ˈkwi-və-riŋ, ˈkwiv-riŋ\

Full Definition of QUIVER

intransitive verb
:  to shake or move with a slight trembling motion
quiv·er·ing·ly adverb

Examples of QUIVER

  1. Her lips quivered when she heard the bad news.
  2. <aspen leaves quivering in the breeze>

Origin of QUIVER

Middle English, probably from quiver agile, quick; akin to Old English cwiferlice zealously
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with QUIVER

3quiver

noun

Definition of QUIVER

:  the act or action of quivering :  tremor

First Known Use of QUIVER

1786
QUIVERING Defined for Kids

1quiver

noun quiv·er \ˈkwi-vər\

Definition of QUIVER for Kids

:  a case for carrying arrows

2quiver

verb
quiv·eredquiv·er·ing

Definition of QUIVER for Kids

:  to move with a slight trembling motion <“Boy!” said Ralph to himself, his whiskers quivering with excitement. — Beverly Cleary, The Mouse and the Motorcycle>

3quiver

noun

Definition of QUIVER for Kids

:  the act or instance of trembling <She felt a quiver of excitement.>

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