Associations to the word «Quiver»


QUIVER, noun. (weaponry) A container for arrows, crossbow bolts or darts, such as those fired from a bow, crossbow or blowgun.
QUIVER, noun. (figuratively) A ready storage location for figurative tools or weapons.
QUIVER, noun. (obsolete) The collective noun for cobras.
QUIVER, noun. Shaking or moving with a slight trembling motion.
QUIVER, noun. (mathematics) A multidigraph.
QUIVER, adjective. (archaic) Nimble, active.
QUIVER, verb. (intransitive) To shake or move with slight and tremulous motion; to tremble; to quake; to shudder; to shiver.
QUIVER TREE, noun. A species of aloe native to southern Africa, species Aloe dichotoma.
QUIVER TREES, noun. Plural of quiver tree

Dictionary definition

QUIVER, noun. An almost pleasurable sensation of fright; "a frisson of surprise shot through him".
QUIVER, noun. A shaky motion; "the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe".
QUIVER, noun. Case for holding arrows.
QUIVER, noun. The act of vibrating.
QUIVER, verb. Shake with fast, tremulous movements; "His nostrils palpitated".
QUIVER, verb. Move back and forth very rapidly; "the candle flickered".
QUIVER, verb. Move with or as if with a regular alternating motion; "the city pulsated with music and excitement".

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