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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)

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.

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."