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Meaning of QUIVER

Pronunciation:  'kwivur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of vibrating
  2. [n]  case for holding arrows
  3. [n]  an almost pleasurable sensation of fright; "a frisson of surprise shot through him"
  4. [n]  a shaky motion; "the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe"
  5. [v]  move back and forth very rapidly, as of a candle
  6. [v]  move with or as if with a regular alternating motion; "the city pulsated with music and excitement"
  7. [v]  shake with fast, tremulous movements; "His nostrils palpitated"

QUIVER is a 6 letter word that starts with Q.


 Synonyms: beat, chill, flicker, flitter, flutter, frisson, palpitate, palpitation, pulsate, quake, quivering, quivering, shakiness, shaking, shiver, shudder, thrill, tingle, trembling, vibration, vibration, waver
 See Also: case, fear, fearfulness, fright, motility, motion, motion, move, move, move back and forth, movement, shudder, tremble, tremolo, tremor, tremor



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Quiv"er\, a. [Akin to AS. cwiferlice anxiously; cf. OD.
    kuiven, kuiveren. Cf. {Quaver}.]
    Nimble; active. [Obs.] `` A little quiver fellow.'' --Shak.
  2. \Quiv"er\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Quivered}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Quivering}.] [Cf. {Quaver}.]
    To shake or move with slight and tremulous motion; to
    tremble; to quake; to shudder; to shiver.
          The green leaves quiver with the cooling wind. --Shak.
          And left the limbs still quivering on the ground.
  3. \Quiv"er\, n.
    The act or state of quivering; a tremor.
  4. \Quiv"er\, n. [OF. cuivre, cuevre, coivre, LL. cucurum,
    fr. OHG. chohh[=a]ri quiver, receptacle, G. k["o]cher quiver;
    akin to AS. color, cocur, cocer, D. koker. Cf. {Cocker} a
    high shoe.]
    A case or sheath for arrows to be carried on the person.
          Reside him hung his bow And quiver, with three-bolted
          thunder stored.                          --Milton.
Easton Bible Dictionary

the sheath for arrows. The Hebrew word (aspah) thus commonly rendered is found in Job 39:23; Ps. 127:5; Isa. 22:6; 49:2; Jer. 5:16; Lam. 3:13. In Gen. 27:3 this word is the rendering of the Hebrew _teli_, which is supposed rather to mean a suspended weapon, literally "that which hangs from one", i.e., is suspended from the shoulder or girdle.