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Meaning & Definition of Waver in English

English

Waver

/wevər/

noun

1. Someone who communicates by waving

    synonym:
  • waver

2. The act of pausing uncertainly

  • "There was a hesitation in his speech"
    synonym:
  • hesitation
  • ,
  • waver
  • ,
  • falter
  • ,
  • faltering

3. The act of moving back and forth

    synonym:
  • waver
  • ,
  • flutter
  • ,
  • flicker

verb

1. Pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness

  • "Authorities hesitate to quote exact figures"
    synonym:
  • hesitate
  • ,
  • waver
  • ,
  • waffle

2. Be unsure or weak

  • "Their enthusiasm is faltering"
    synonym:
  • falter
  • ,
  • waver

3. Move hesitatingly, as if about to give way

    synonym:
  • falter
  • ,
  • waver

4. Move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern

  • "The line on the monitor vacillated"
    synonym:
  • fluctuate
  • ,
  • vacillate
  • ,
  • waver

5. Move back and forth very rapidly

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

6. Sway to and fro

    synonym:
  • waver
  • ,
  • weave

7. Give off unsteady sounds, alternating in amplitude or frequency

    synonym:
  • quaver
  • ,
  • waver