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Definition of "quiver" []

  • To shake with a slight, rapid, tremulous movement. See Synonyms at shake. (verb-intransitive)
  • The act or motion of quivering. (noun)
  • A portable case for holding arrows. (noun)
  • A case full of arrows. (noun)
  • A collection or store; arsenal: a quiver of ready responses. (noun)
  • To shake with a rapid tremulous movement; tremble (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The state, process, or noise of shaking or trembling (noun)

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Use "quiver" in a sentence
  • "A quiver is where you keep arrows until you shoot them."
  • "The last, thin quiver in the Wingnut quill, of course, is blaming the media."
  • "The fourth, and perhaps the most important arrow in OSPE's quiver is direct intervention."