quiver

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkwɪvər/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈkwɪvɚ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(kwivər)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
quiv•er1 /ˈkwɪvɚ/USA pronunciation   v. 
    [no object]
  1. to shake with a slight but rapid motion;
    tremble:The dog quivered with excitement.

n. [countable]
  1. the act or state of quivering.
quiv•er•y, adj. 

quiv•er2 /ˈkwɪvɚ/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a case for holding or carrying arrows.
  2. the arrows in such a case.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
quiv•er1  (kwivər),USA pronunciation v.t., v.i. 
  1. to shake with a slight but rapid motion;
    vibrate tremulously;
    tremble.

n. 
  1. the act or state of quivering;
    a tremble or tremor.
quiver•er, n. 
quiver•ing•ly, adv. 
quiver•y, adj. 
  • 1480–90; origin, originally uncertain; compare Middle Dutch quiveren to tremble
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged quake, shudder, shiver. See  shake. 
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged shudder, shiver, shake.

quiv•er2  (kwivər),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a case for holding or carrying arrows.
  2. the arrows in such a case.
  • Gmc; compare Old English cocer quiver
  • Anglo-French quiveir, variant of Old French quivre; perh.
  • Middle English 1250–1300

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
quiver /ˈkwɪvə/ vb
  1. (intransitive) to shake with a rapid tremulous movement; tremble
n
  1. the state, process, or noise of shaking or trembling
Etymology: 15th Century: from obsolete cwiver quick, nimble; compare quaver

ˈquivering adj ˈquivery adj
quiver /ˈkwɪvə/ n
  1. a case for arrows
Etymology: 13th Century: from Old French cuivre; related to Old English cocer, Old Saxon kokari, Old High German kohhari, Medieval Latin cucurum
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