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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 wa·ver /ˈwevɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wa·ver v. i. [imp. & p. p. Wavered p. pr. & vb. n. Wavering.]
 1. To play or move to and fro; to move one way and the other; hence, to totter; to reel; to swing; to flutter.
    With banners and pennons wavering with the wind.   --Ld. Berners.
    Thou wouldst waver on one of these trees as a terror to all evil speakers against dignities.   --Sir W. Scott.
 2. To be unsettled in opinion; to vacillate; to be undetermined; to fluctuate; as, to water in judgment.
    Let us hold fast . . . without wavering.   --Heb. x. 23.
 In feeble hearts, propense enough before
 To waver, or fall off and join with idols.   --Milton.
 Syn: -- To reel; totter; vacillate.  See Fluctuate.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wa·ver, n.  A sapling left standing in a fallen wood.  [Prov. Eng.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: someone who communicates by waving
      2: the act of pausing uncertainly; "there was a hesitation in
         his speech" [syn: hesitation, falter, faltering]
      3: the act of moving back and forth [syn: flutter, flicker]
      v 1: pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness;
           "Authorities hesitate to quote exact figures" [syn: hesitate,
      2: be unsure or weak; "Their enthusiasm is faltering" [syn: falter]
      3: move hesitatingly, as if about to give way [syn: falter]
      4: move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern;
         "the line on the monitor vacillated" [syn: fluctuate, vacillate]
      5: move back and forth very rapidly; "the candle flickered"
         [syn: flicker, flitter, flutter, quiver]
      6: sway to and fro [syn: weave]
      7: give off unsteady sounds, alternating in amplitude or
         frequency [syn: quaver]