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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 ?
When instantly, the entire ship careens over on her side; every bolt in her starts like the nail-heads of an old house in frosty weather; she trembles, quivers, and nods her frighted mast-heads to the sky.
Next moment with a rapid, nameless impulse, in a superb lofty arch the bright steel spans the foaming distance, and quivers in the life spot of the whale.
The slanting light of the setting sun quivers on the sea-like expanse of the river; the shivery canes, and the tall, dark cypress, hung with wreaths of dark, funereal moss, glow in the golden ray, as the heavily-laden steamboat marches onward.
WHEN I got there it was all still and Sunday-like, and hot and sunshiny; the hands was gone to the fields; and there was them kind of faint dronings of bugs and flies in the air that makes it seem so lone- some and like everybody's dead and gone; and if a breeze fans along and quivers the leaves it makes you feel mournful, because you feel like it's spirits whisper- ing -- spirits that's been dead ever so many years -- and you always think they're talking about YOU.
My nose end fair quivers like a rabbit's, mother says.
Then Crown'd again thir gold'n Harps they took, Harps ever tun'd, that glittering by their side Like Quivers hung, and with Praeamble sweet Of charming symphonie they introduce Thir sacred Song, and waken raptures high; No voice exempt, no voice but well could joine Melodious part, such concord is in Heav'n.
Among pennons and flags bearing wounded hearts, burning hearts, bleeding hearts, bows and quivers, and all the commonplace emblems of the triumphs of Cupid, a blazoned inscription informed the spectators, that this seat of honour was designed for La Royne de la Beault
At the upper end of the lodge was a kind of hunting and warlike trophy, consisting of two buffalo heads garishly painted, surmounted by shields, bows, quivers of arrows, and other weapons.
Beside these were tenscore quivers of leather embroidered with golden thread, and in each quiver were a score of shafts with burnished heads that shone like silver; each shaft was feathered with peacock's plumes, innocked with silver.
His experience was of that pitiable kind which shrinks from pity, and fears most of all that it should be known: it was that proud narrow sensitiveness which has not mass enough to spare for transformation into sympathy, and quivers thread-like in small currents of self-preoccupation or at best of an egoistic scrupulosity.
The balance of the day and evening was filled with preparation for a great hunt--spears were overhauled, quivers were replenished, bows were restrung; and all the while the village witch doctor passed through the busy throngs disposing of various charms and amulets designed to protect the possessor from hurt, or bring him good fortune in the morrow's hunt.
He thumps his chest in anger, and roars and quivers with cataleptic ferocity.