I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French quivre, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English cocer quiver, Old High German kohhari Date: 14th century 1. a case for carrying or holding arrows 2. the arrows in a quiver II. intransitive verb (quivered; quivering) Etymology: Middle English, probably from quiver agile, quick; akin to Old English cwiferlice zealously Date: 15th century to shake or move with a slight trembling motion • quiveringly adverb III. noun Date: 1786 the act or action of quivering ; tremor

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  • Quiver — Quiv er, n. [OF. cuivre, cuevre, coivre, LL. cucurum, fr. OHG. chohh[=a]ri quiver, receptacle, G. k[ o]cher quiver; akin to AS. cocor, cocur, cocer, D. koker. Cf. {Cocker} a high shoe.] A case or sheath for arrows to be carried on the person.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quiver — quiver1 [kwiv′ər] vi. [ME quiveren < OE cwifer , eager, akin to MDu quiveren < IE base * gwei , to live, lively: see BIO ] to shake with a tremulous motion; tremble n. the act or condition of quivering; tremor; tremble quivery adj. quiver2… …   English World dictionary

  • Quiver — Quiv er (kw[i^]v [ e]r), a. [Akin to AS. cwiferlice anxiously; cf. OD. kuiven, kuiveren. Cf. {Quaver}.] Nimble; active. [Obs.] A little quiver fellow. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quiver — Quiver  многозначный термин: Изначальное название компьютерной игры Half Life Quiver  альбом 2009 года группы KTU (лидер  Киммо Похьонен) …   Википедия

  • quiver — [n] shaking, vibration convulsion, flash, glimmer, glitter, oscillation, palpitation, pulsation, shake, shimmer, shiver, shudder, sparkle, spasm, throb, tic, tremble, tremor, twinkle; concept 152 Ant. quiet, stillness quiver [v] shake, vibrate… …   New thesaurus

  • quiver — Ⅰ. quiver [1] ► VERB ▪ shake or vibrate with a slight rapid motion. ► NOUN ▪ a quivering movement or sound. DERIVATIVES quivery adjective. ORIGIN from an Old English word meaning «nimble, quick». Ⅱ …   English terms dictionary

  • Quiver — Quiv er, n. The act or state of quivering; a tremor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quiver — index beat (pulsate) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • quiver — vb *shake, shiver, shudder, quaver, totter, tremble, quake, wobble, teeter, shimmy, dither Analogous words: *pulsate, pulse, beat, throb, palpitate: flutter, flicker, flitter (see FLIT) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • quiver — quiv|er1 [ˈkwıvə US ər] v [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: Probably from quiver [i] active, quick (13 19 centuries), from an unrecorded Old English cwifer] to shake slightly because you are cold, or because you feel very afraid, angry, excited etc =… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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