quiver

  • 1Quiver — 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

  • 2quiver — 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… …

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  • 3Quiver — 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] …

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  • 4Quiver — 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… …

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  • 5Quiver — Quiver  многозначный термин: Изначальное название компьютерной игры Half Life Quiver  альбом 2009 года группы KTU (лидер  Киммо Похьонен) …

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  • 6quiver — [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… …

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  • 7quiver — 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 …

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  • 8Quiver — Quiv er, n. The act or state of quivering; a tremor. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 9quiver — index beat (pulsate) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 10quiver — vb *shake, shiver, shudder, quaver, totter, tremble, quake, wobble, teeter, shimmy, dither Analogous words: *pulsate, pulse, beat, throb, palpitate: flutter, flicker, flitter (see FLIT) …

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  • 11quiver — 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 =… …

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  • 12quiver — I UK [ˈkwɪvə(r)] / US [ˈkwɪvər] verb [intransitive] Word forms quiver : present tense I/you/we/they quiver he/she/it quivers present participle quivering past tense quivered past participle quivered to shake with short quick movements Her lip… …

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  • 13quiver — 1. v. & n. v. 1 intr. tremble or vibrate with a slight rapid motion, esp.: a (usu. foll. by with) as the result of emotion (quiver with anger). b (usu. foll. by in) as the result of air currents etc. (quiver in the breeze). 2 tr. (of a bird, esp …

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  • 14quiver — 1. noun [kʍɪvə(ɹ)]|/kwɪvə(ɹ)/ a) A container for arrows, crossbow bolts or darts, such as those fired from a bow, crossbow or blowgun. Don Pedro: Nay, if Cupid have not spent all his quiver in Venice, thou wilt quake for this shortly …

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  • 15quiver — v. (D; intr.) to quiver with (to quiver with fear) * * * [ kwɪvə] (D; intr.) to quiver with (to quiver with fear) …

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  • 16quiver — [[t]kwɪ̱və(r)[/t]] quivers, quivering, quivered 1) VERB If something quivers, it shakes with very small movements. Her bottom lip quivered and big tears rolled down her cheeks. Syn: tremble 2) VERB If you say that someone or their voice is… …

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  • 17quiver — 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 …

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  • 18Quiver — A quiver is a container for arrows, crossbow bolts or darts, such as those shot from a bow, crossbow or blowgun. Quivers have different forms depending on their use: quivers may hang from an archer s belt, from a horse saddle, or be worn on the… …

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  • 19quiver — {{11}}quiver (n.) case for holding arrows, early 14c., from Anglo Fr. quiveir, O.Fr. quivre, probably from P.Gmc. *kukur container (Cf. O.H.G. kohhari, O.Fris. koker, O.E. cocur quiver ); said to be from the language of the Huns. {{12}}quiver… …

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  • 20quiver — I. /ˈkwɪvə / (say kwivuh) verb (i) 1. to shake with a slight but rapid motion; vibrate tremulously; tremble. –verb (t) 2. to cause to quiver. –noun 3. the act or state of quivering; a tremble; a tremor. {? from Middle English quyver, Old English… …

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