verb (used without object)
Origin of waver1
Definition for waver (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for waver
But no sooner was the 40-year-old activist out of U.S. hands than he began to waver.Has Hillary Clinton Salvaged Deal to Bring Chen to U.S. Temporarily?|Howard Kurtz|May 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But that had no appreciable effect on military performance until the top leadership itself began to waver and retreat.
Finally the Confederate lines began to waver and give way, and the bugle sounded the retreat.Brother Against Brother|John Roy Musick
Nor did they waver in their purpose even when the tide of popular feeling changed.Thomas Hart Benton|Theodore Roosevelt
He shook his head, but it was clear that his opposition began to waver.The Black Prophet: A Tale Of Irish Famine|William Carleton
Then, suddenly, the communicator's lamp began to waver in an extraordinary, hysterical fashion.The Machine That Saved The World|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Soon that young man begins to waver in the battle of temptation, and soon his soul goes down.New Tabernacle Sermons|Thomas De Witt Talmage
British Dictionary definitions for waver
Word Origin for waver
Word Origin and History for waver
late 13c., weyveren, "to show indecision," probably related to Old English wæfre "restless, wavering," from Proto-Germanic *wæbraz (cf. Middle High German wabern "to waver," Old Norse vafra "to hover about"), a frequentative form from the root of wave (v.). Related: Wavered; wavering.