quiver

1
[ kwiv-er ]
/ ˈkwɪv ər /

verb (used with or without object)

to shake with a slight but rapid motion; vibrate tremulously; tremble.

noun

the act or state of quivering; a tremble or tremor.

Origin of quiver

1
1480–90; origin uncertain; compare Middle Dutch quiveren to tremble

SYNONYMS FOR quiver

2 shudder, shiver, shake.

OTHER WORDS FROM quiver

Definition for quiver (2 of 2)

quiver2
[ kwiv-er ]
/ ˈkwɪv ər /

noun

a case for holding or carrying arrows.
the arrows in such a case.

Origin of quiver

2
1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French quiveir, variant of Old French quivre; perhaps < Germanic; compare Old English cocer quiver
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British Dictionary definitions for quiver (1 of 2)

quiver1
/ (ˈkwɪvə) /

verb

(intr) to shake with a rapid tremulous movement; tremble

noun

the state, process, or noise of shaking or trembling

Derived forms of quiver

quiverer, nounquivering, adjectivequiveringly, adverbquivery, adjective

Word Origin for quiver

C15: from obsolete cwiver quick, nimble; compare quaver

British Dictionary definitions for quiver (2 of 2)

quiver2
/ (ˈkwɪvə) /

noun

a case for arrows

Word Origin for quiver

C13: from Old French cuivre; related to Old English cocer, Old Saxon kokari, Old High German kohhari, Medieval Latin cucurum
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