Vi·brate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Vibrated p. pr. & vb. n. Vibrating.]
1. To brandish; to move to and fro; to swing; as, to vibrate a sword or a staff.
2. To mark or measure by moving to and fro; as, a pendulum vibrating seconds.
3. To affect with vibratory motion; to set in vibration.
Breath vocalized, that is, vibrated or undulated, may . . . impress a swift, tremulous motion. --Holder.
Star to star vibrates light. --Tennyson.
adj : moving very rapidly to and fro or up and down; "the
vibrating piano strings" [syn: vibratory]