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quiv·er 1

 (kwĭv′ər)
intr.v. quiv·ered, quiv·er·ing, quiv·ers
1. To shake with a slight, rapid, tremulous movement.
2. To tremble, as from cold or strong emotion. See Synonyms at shake.
n.
The act or motion of quivering.

[Middle English quiveren, perhaps from quiver, nimble (from Old English cwifer-; see gwei- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]

quiv′er·ing·ly adv.
quiv′er·y adj.

quiv·er 2

 (kwĭv′ər)
n.
1. A portable case for holding arrows.
2. A case full of arrows.
3. A collection or store; arsenal: a quiver of ready responses.

[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman quiveir, variant of Old French cuivre, from Old Low Franconian cocar, probably from Medieval Latin cucurum, probably from Hunnish; akin to Mongolian kökür.]

quiver

(ˈkwɪvə)
vb
(intr) to shake with a rapid tremulous movement; tremble
n
the state, process, or noise of shaking or trembling
[C15: from obsolete cwiver quick, nimble; compare quaver]
ˈquiverer n
ˈquivering adj
ˈquiveringly adv
ˈquivery adj

quiver

(ˈkwɪvə)
n
(Archery) a case for arrows
[C13: from Old French cuivre; related to Old English cocer, Old Saxon kokari, Old High German kohhari, Medieval Latin cucurum]

quiv•er1

(ˈkwɪv ər)

v.t., v.i.
1. to shake with a slight but rapid motion; tremble.
n.
2. the act or state of quivering.
[1480–90; compare Middle Dutch quiveren to tremble]
quiv′er•er, n.
quiv′er•ing•ly, adv.
quiv′er•y, adj.

quiv•er2

(ˈkwɪv ər)

n.
1. a case for holding or carrying arrows.
2. the arrows in such a case.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French quiveir, variant of Old French quivre; perhaps < Germanic; compare Old English cocer quiver]

Quiver

 a sheath for arrows; hence. the arrows themselves.
Examples: quiver of arguments, 1641; of arrows, 1300; of darts, 1632; of ghosts (book title by R. Chetwynd-Hayes); quiver of slander, 1641.

quiver


Past participle: quivered
Gerund: quivering

Imperative
quiver
quiver
Present
I quiver
you quiver
he/she/it quivers
we quiver
you quiver
they quiver
Preterite
I quivered
you quivered
he/she/it quivered
we quivered
you quivered
they quivered
Present Continuous
I am quivering
you are quivering
he/she/it is quivering
we are quivering
you are quivering
they are quivering
Present Perfect
I have quivered
you have quivered
he/she/it has quivered
we have quivered
you have quivered
they have quivered
Past Continuous
I was quivering
you were quivering
he/she/it was quivering
we were quivering
you were quivering
they were quivering
Past Perfect
I had quivered
you had quivered
he/she/it had quivered
we had quivered
you had quivered
they had quivered
Future
I will quiver
you will quiver
he/she/it will quiver
we will quiver
you will quiver
they will quiver
Future Perfect
I will have quivered
you will have quivered
he/she/it will have quivered
we will have quivered
you will have quivered
they will have quivered
Future Continuous
I will be quivering
you will be quivering
he/she/it will be quivering
we will be quivering
you will be quivering
they will be quivering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been quivering
you have been quivering
he/she/it has been quivering
we have been quivering
you have been quivering
they have been quivering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been quivering
you will have been quivering
he/she/it will have been quivering
we will have been quivering
you will have been quivering
they will have been quivering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been quivering
you had been quivering
he/she/it had been quivering
we had been quivering
you had been quivering
they had been quivering
Conditional
I would quiver
you would quiver
he/she/it would quiver
we would quiver
you would quiver
they would quiver
Past Conditional
I would have quivered
you would have quivered
he/she/it would have quivered
we would have quivered
you would have quivered
they would have quivered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quiver - an almost pleasurable sensation of frightquiver - an almost pleasurable sensation of fright; "a frisson of surprise shot through him"
fear, fearfulness, fright - an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
2.quiver - a shaky motionquiver - a shaky motion; "the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe"
motion - a state of change; "they were in a state of steady motion"
tremolo - (music) a tremulous effect produced by rapid repetition of a single tone or rapid alternation of two tones
tremor - shaking or trembling (usually resulting from weakness or stress or disease)
3.quiver - case for holding arrows
case - a portable container for carrying several objects; "the musicians left their instrument cases backstage"
4.quiver - the act of vibratingquiver - the act of vibrating      
movement, motility, motion, move - a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility"
tremor, shudder - an involuntary vibration (as if from illness or fear)
Verb1.quiver - shake with fast, tremulous movements; "His nostrils palpitated"
tremble - move or jerk quickly and involuntarily up and down or sideways; "His hands were trembling when he signed the document"
2.quiver - move back and forth very rapidly; "the candle flickered"
move back and forth - move in one direction and then into the opposite direction
3.quiver - move with or as if with a regular alternating motion; "the city pulsated with music and excitement"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
pulsate, pulse, throb - expand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically; "The baby's heart was pulsating again after the surgeon massaged it"

quiver

verb
1. shake, tremble, shiver, quake, shudder, agitate, vibrate, pulsate, quaver, convulse, palpitate Her bottom lip quivered and big tears rolled down her cheeks.

quiver

verb
To move to and fro in short, jerky movements:
noun
A nervous shaking of the body:
Translations
اهْتِزازجَعْبَه، كِنانَهيَهْتَز
chvěníchvět setoulectřepetánítřepetat se
pilekoggerrystesitren
örvamælirskjálfa, nötraskjálfti, titringur
bultu maksdrebēttrīsastrīsēttrīsuļot
tuleczáchvev
okluksadaktitremetitremekürpermek

quiver

1 [ˈkwɪvəʳ] N [of arrows] → carcaj m, aljaba f

quiver

2 [ˈkwɪvəʳ]
A. N (= trembling) → estremecimiento m
B. VI [person,] → temblar, estremecerse (with de) [voice, eyelids] → temblar

quiver

[ˈkwɪvər]
vi [person, voice, lip] → trembler
to quiver with rage → trembler de rage
to quiver with fear [person] → trembler de peur
His voice quivered with fear → Il y avait un tremblement de peur dans sa voix.
n
(in voice, hand)tremblement m
a quiver of panic → un tremblement de panique
a quiver of excitement → un frisson d'excitation
(for arrows)carquois m

quiver

1
vizittern; (person also)beben (→ with vor +dat); (wings)flattern; (lips, eyelids, heart)zucken; (flesh)wabbeln
nZittern nt; → Beben nt; → Flattern nt; → Zucken nt; → Wabbeln nt

quiver

2
nKöcher m

quiver

1 [ˈkwɪvəʳ] n (for arrows) → faretra, turcasso

quiver

2 [ˈkwɪvəʳ] vi (person, voice, lips) to quiver (with)tremare (per or da)

quiver1

(ˈkwivə) verb
to tremble or shake. The leaves quivered in the breeze.
noun
a quivering sound, movement etc.

quiver2

(ˈkwivə) noun
a long, narrow case for carrying arrows in.
References in classic literature ?
The woman's voice began to quiver with excite- ment.
She awoke without the slightest recollection of her visionary experience; but as one losing herself in a momentary reverie, and returning to the consciousness of actual life, in almost as brief an interval as the down-sinking flame of the hearth should quiver again up the chimney.
He spoke with a gaiety through which I could still catch the finest little quiver of resentful passion; but I can't begin to express the effect upon me of an implication of surrender even so faint.
Furious gusts of emotion would come sweeping over her, shaking her as the tempest shakes the trees upon the hills; all her frame would quiver and throb with them--it was as if some dreadful thing rose up within her and took possession of her, torturing her, tearing her.
said the old gentleman, taking the pin, with watery eyes, and a melancholy quiver in his voice.
that opened upon a careful observer, now and then, in his eye, and closed again before one could fathom the strange depth partially disclosed; that something which used to make me fear and shrink, as if I had been wandering amongst volcanic-looking hills, and had suddenly felt the ground quiver and seen it gape: that something, I, at intervals, beheld still; and with throbbing heart, but not with palsied nerves.
I did remark, to be sure, that mounting the stairs made her breathe very quick; that the least sudden noise set her all in a quiver, and that she coughed troublesomely sometimes: but I knew nothing of what these symptoms portended, and had no impulse to sympathise with her.
Yes, many have heard the names: when the Impis roared them out as they charged in battle, I have felt the mountains shake and seen the waters quiver in their sound.
Hee in Celestial Panoplie all armd Of radiant URIM, work divinely wrought, Ascended, at his right hand Victorie Sate Eagle-wing'd, beside him hung his Bow And Quiver with three-bolted Thunder stor'd, And from about him fierce Effusion rowld Of smoak and bickering flame, and sparkles dire; Attended with ten thousand thousand Saints, He onward came, farr off his coming shon, And twentie thousand (I thir number heard) Chariots of God, half on each hand were seen: Hee on the wings of Cherub rode sublime On the Crystallin Skie, in Saphir Thron'd.
Now, Locksley,'' said Prince John to the bold yeoman, with a bitter smile, ``wilt thou try conclusions with Hubert, or wilt thou yield up bow, baldric, and quiver, to the Provost of the sports?
In a little time I felt something alive moving on my left leg, which advancing gently forward over my breast, came almost up to my chin; when, bending my eyes downwards as much as I could, I perceived it to be a human creature not six inches high, with a bow and arrow in his hands, and a quiver at his back.
The flower seemed to quiver, and then swayed gently to and fro.