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Meaning & Definition of Quiver in English

English

Quiver

/kwɪvər/

noun

1. An almost pleasurable sensation of fright

  • "A frisson of surprise shot through him"
    synonym:
  • frisson
  • ,
  • shiver
  • ,
  • chill
  • ,
  • quiver
  • ,
  • shudder
  • ,
  • thrill
  • ,
  • tingle

2. A shaky motion

  • "The shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe"
    synonym:
  • shaking
  • ,
  • shakiness
  • ,
  • trembling
  • ,
  • quiver
  • ,
  • quivering
  • ,
  • vibration
  • ,
  • palpitation

3. Case for holding arrows

    synonym:
  • quiver

4. The act of vibrating

    synonym:
  • vibration
  • ,
  • quiver
  • ,
  • quivering

verb

1. Shake with fast, tremulous movements

  • "His nostrils palpitated"
    synonym:
  • quiver
  • ,
  • quake
  • ,
  • palpitate

2. Move back and forth very rapidly

  • "The candle flickered"
    synonym:
  • flicker
  • ,
  • waver
  • ,
  • flitter
  • ,
  • flutter
  • ,
  • quiver

3. Move with or as if with a regular alternating motion

  • "The city pulsated with music and excitement"
    synonym:
  • pulsate
  • ,
  • beat
  • ,
  • quiver

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In mathematics, a quiver is a directed graph.