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QUIVER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does quiver mean? 

QUIVER (noun)
  The noun QUIVER has 4 senses:

1. an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
2. a shaky motion
3. case for holding arrows
4. the act of vibrating

  Familiarity information: QUIVER used as a noun is uncommon.


QUIVER (verb)
  The verb QUIVER has 3 senses:

1. shake with fast, tremulous movements
2. move back and forth very rapidly
3. move with or as if with a regular alternating motion

  Familiarity information: QUIVER used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


QUIVER (noun)


Sense 1quiver [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An almost pleasurable sensation of fright

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

tingle; shudder; quiver; frisson; shiver; thrill; chill

Context example:

a frisson of surprise shot through him

Hypernyms ("quiver" is a kind of...):

fear; fearfulness; fright (an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight))


Sense 2quiver [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A shaky motion

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

trembling; shakiness; quivering; quiver; shaking; palpitation; vibration

Context example:

the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe

Hypernyms ("quiver" is a kind of...):

motion (a state of change)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "quiver"):

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))


Sense 3quiver [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Case for holding arrows

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("quiver" is a kind of...):

case (a portable container for carrying several objects)


Sense 4quiver [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of vibrating

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

vibration; quivering; quiver

Hypernyms ("quiver" is a kind of...):

motility; motion; move; movement (a change of position that does not entail a change of location)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "quiver"):

shudder; tremor (an involuntary vibration (as if from illness or fear))


QUIVER (verb)


Sense 1quiver [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Shake with fast, tremulous movements

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

quake; quiver; palpitate

Context example:

His nostrils palpitated

Hypernyms (to "quiver" is one way to...):

tremble (move or jerk quickly and involuntarily up and down or sideways)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


Sense 2quiver [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move back and forth very rapidly

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

flicker; flitter; quiver; flutter; waver

Context example:

the candle flickered

Hypernyms (to "quiver" is one way to...):

move back and forth (move in one direction and then into the opposite direction)

Sentence frame:

Something is ----ing PP

Sentence examples:

The crowds quiver in the streets
The streets quiver with crowds


Sense 3quiver [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move with or as if with a regular alternating motion

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

pulsate; quiver; beat

Context example:

the city pulsated with music and excitement

Hypernyms (to "quiver" is one way to...):

move (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


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