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.

Nearby words

  1. quits,
  2. quittance,
  3. quitted trick,
  4. quitter,
  5. quittor,
  6. quiver leg,
  7. quiverful,
  8. quixote,
  9. quixotic,
  10. quixotism

Origin of quiver

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

SYNONYMS FOR quiver
1. quake, shudder, shiver. See shake. 2. shudder, shiver, shake.

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British Dictionary definitions for quivered

quiver

1
/ (ˈkwɪvə) /

verb

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

noun

the state, process, or noise of shaking or trembling
Derived Formsquiverer, nounquivering, adjectivequiveringly, adverbquivery, adjective

Word Origin for quiver

C15: from obsolete cwiver quick, nimble; compare quaver

quiver

2
/ (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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Word Origin and History for quivered
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