(noun, adjective, verb)


1. (archaic) Nimble, active.


1. an almost pleasurable sensation of fright

Similar word(s): chill, frisson, shiver, shudder, thrill, tingle

Definition categories: feeling, fear, fearfulness, fright

2. a shaky motion

Similar word(s): palpitation, quivering, shakiness, shaking, trembling, vibration

Definition categories: state, motion

3. case for holding arrows

Definition categories: man–made, case

4. the act of vibrating

Similar word(s): quivering, vibration

Definition categories: act, motility, motion, move, movement

Sentences with quiver as a noun:

- He's got lots of sales pitches in his quiver.


1. shake with fast, tremulous movements

Similar word(s): palpitate, quake

Definition categories: motion, tremble

2. move back and forth very rapidly

Similar word(s): flicker, flitter, flutter, waver

Definition categories: motion

3. move with or as if with a regular alternating motion

Similar word(s): beat, pulsate

Definition categories: motion, move