Quiver Quiv"er, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Quivered} (kw[i^]v"[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Quivering}.] [Cf. {Quaver}.] To shake or move with slight and tremulous motion; to tremble; to quake; to shudder; to shiver. [1913 Webster]

The green leaves quiver with the cooling wind. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

And left the limbs still quivering on the ground. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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