Definitions for: Quiver
[n] the act of vibrating
[n] case for holding arrows
[n] an almost pleasurable sensation of fright; "a frisson of surprise shot through him"
[n] a shaky motion; "the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe"
[v] move back and forth very rapidly, as of a candle
[v] move with or as if with a regular alternating motion; "the city pulsated with music and excitement"
[v] shake with fast, tremulous movements; "His nostrils palpitated"
Webster (1913) Definition: Quiv"er, a. [Akin to AS. cwiferlice anxiously; cf. OD.
kuiven, kuiveren. Cf. Quaver.]
Nimble; active. [Obs.] `` A little quiver fellow.'' --Shak.
Quiv"er, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Quivered; p. pr. & vb.
n. Quivering.] [Cf. Quaver.]
To shake or move with slight and tremulous motion; to
tremble; to quake; to shudder; to shiver.
The green leaves quiver with the cooling wind. --Shak.
And left the limbs still quivering on the ground.
The act or state of quivering; a tremor.
Quiv"er, n. [OF. cuivre, cuevre, coivre, LL. cucurum,
fr. OHG. chohh[=a]ri quiver, receptacle, G. k["o]cher quiver;
akin to AS. color, cocur, cocer, D. koker. Cf. Cocker a
A case or sheath for arrows to be carried on the person.
Reside him hung his bow And quiver, with three-bolted
thunder stored. --Milton.
Synonyms: beat, chill, flicker, flitter, flutter, frisson, palpitate, palpitation, pulsate, quake, quivering, quivering, shakiness, shaking, shiver, shudder, thrill, tingle, trembling, vibration, vibration, waver
See Also: case, fear, fearfulness, fright, motility, motion, motion, move, move, move back and forth, movement, shudder, tremble, tremolo, tremor, tremor
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How blunt are all the arrows of thy quiver in comparison with those of guilt.-- Robert Blair ( -)