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quiver

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noun quiv·er \ˈkwi-vər\

Definition of quiver

  1. 1 :  a case for carrying or holding arrows

  2. 2 :  the arrows in a quiver

Origin and Etymology 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


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quiver

verb quiv·er

Definition of quiver

quivered

quivering

play \ˈkwi-və-riŋ, ˈkwiv-riŋ\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to shake or move with a slight trembling motion

quiveringly

adverb

Examples of quiver in a sentence

  1. Her lips quivered when she heard the bad news.

  2. <aspen leaves quivering in the breeze>

Origin and Etymology of quiver

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


First Known Use: 15th century


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quiver

noun quiv·er

Definition of quiver

  1. :  the act or action of quivering :  tremor

1786

First Known Use of quiver

1786


QUIVER Defined for English Language Learners


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quiver

verb quiv·er

Definition of quiver for English Language Learners

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


QUIVER Defined for Kids

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quiver

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noun quiv·er \ˈkwi-vər\

Definition of quiver for Students

  1. :  a case for carrying arrows


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quiver

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verb quiv·er

Definition of quiver for Students

quivered

quivering

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


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quiver

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noun quiv·er

Definition of quiver for Students

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



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