Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

Date: 1400-1500
Origin: Probably from quiver 'active, quick' (13-19 centuries), from an unrecorded Old English cwifer

quiver

1 verb
     
quiv‧er1 [intransitive]
to shake slightly because you are cold, or because you feel very afraid, angry, excited etc [= tremble]:
The child was quivering in her arms.
Her mouth quivered slightly as she turned away.
quiver with indignation/anger etc
I lay there quivering with fear.
His voice was quivering with rage.

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary