Quiv·er a. Nimble; active. [Obs.] “ A little quiver fellow.”
Quiv·er, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Quivered p. pr. & vb. n. Quivering.] To shake or move with slight and tremulous motion; to tremble; to quake; to shudder; to shiver.
The green leaves quiver with the cooling wind. --Shak.
And left the limbs still quivering on the ground. --Addison.
Quiv·er, n. The act or state of quivering; a tremor.
Quiv·er, n. A case or sheath for arrows to be carried on the person.
Beside him hung his bow
And quiver, with three-bolted thunder stored. --Milton.
n 1: an almost pleasurable sensation of fright; "a frisson of
surprise shot through him" [syn: frisson, shiver, chill,
shudder, thrill, tingle]
2: a shaky motion; "the shaking of his fingers as he lit his
pipe" [syn: shaking, shakiness, trembling, quivering,
3: case for holding arrows
4: the act of vibrating [syn: vibration, quivering]
v 1: shake with fast, tremulous movements; "His nostrils
palpitated" [syn: quake, palpitate]
2: move back and forth very rapidly; "the candle flickered"
[syn: flicker, waver, flitter, flutter]
3: move with or as if with a regular alternating motion; "the
city pulsated with music and excitement" [syn: pulsate,
the sheath for arrows. The Hebrew word (aspah) thus commonly
rendered is found in Job 39:23; Ps. 127:5; Isa. 22:6; 49:2; Jer.
5:16; Lam. 3:13. In Gen. 27:3 this word is the rendering of the
Hebrew _teli_, which is supposed rather to mean a suspended
weapon, literally "that which hangs from one", i.e., is
suspended from the shoulder or girdle.