(noun, verb)


1. shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane or from volcanic activity

Similar word(s): earthquake, seism, temblor

Definition categories: event

Sentences with quake as a noun:

- We felt a quake in the apartment every time the train went by.

- California is plagued by quakes; there are a few minor ones almost every month.


1. shake with fast, tremulous movements

Similar word(s): palpitate, quiver

Definition categories: motion, tremble

2. shake with seismic vibrations

Similar word(s): tremor

Definition categories: motion, agitate, shake