quiver

noun (1)
quiv·​er | \ ˈkwi-vər How to pronounce quiver (audio) \

Definition of quiver

 (Entry 1 of 3)

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

quiver

verb
quivered; quivering\ ˈkwi-​və-​riŋ How to pronounce quiver (audio) , ˈkwiv-​riŋ \

Definition of quiver (Entry 2 of 3)

intransitive verb

: to shake or move with a slight trembling motion

quiver

noun (2)

Definition of quiver (Entry 3 of 3)

: the act or action of quivering : tremor

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Other Words from quiver

Verb

quiveringly adverb

Synonyms for quiver

Synonyms: Verb

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Examples of quiver in a Sentence

Verb Her lips quivered when she heard the bad news. aspen leaves quivering in the breeze

First Known Use of quiver

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1786, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for quiver

Noun (1)

Middle English, from Anglo-French quivre, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English cocer quiver, Old High German kohhari

Verb

Middle English, probably from quiver agile, quick; akin to Old English cwiferlice zealously

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The first known use of quiver was in the 14th century

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“Quiver.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quiver. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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More Definitions for quiver

quiver

verb

English Language Learners Definition of quiver

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

quiver

noun
quiv·​er | \ ˈkwi-vər How to pronounce quiver (audio) \

Kids Definition of quiver

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: a case for carrying arrows

quiver

verb
quivered; quivering

Kids Definition of quiver (Entry 2 of 3)

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

quiver

noun

Kids Definition of quiver (Entry 3 of 3)

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

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