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Quiver appears in the following pangrams (sentences using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • My jocks box, get hard, unzip, quiver, flow. (32 letters)
  • The lazy major was fixing Cupid's broken quiver. (39 letters)
  • I was temporarily forced to zig-zag and quiver furiously around big junky xylophones. (71 letters)
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun quiver:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb quiver:

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Definition of the noun quiver

What does quiver mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: quivers

  1. an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
  2. a shaky motion
  3. case for holding arrows
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: case = a portable container for carrying several objects
  4. the act of vibrating

Alternative definition of the noun quiver


  1. [weaponry] A container for arrows, crossbow bolts or darts, such as those fired from a bow, crossbow or blowgun.
  2. [figuratively] A ready storage location for figurative tools or weapons.
  3. [obsolete] [The collective noun for cobras.]
  4. Shaking or moving with a slight trembling motion.
  5. [mathematics] A multidigraph.

Specialised definition of the noun quiver

Glossary of sports / archery

a long narrow case for holding arrows, worn by an archer (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

a case for holding arrows

Definition of the adjective quiver

What does quiver mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. [archaic] Nimble, active.

Definition of the verb quiver

What does quiver mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: quivered | quivering | quivers

  1. shake with fast, tremulous movements
  2. move back and forth very rapidly
  3. move with or as if with a regular alternating motion
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonyms of quiver: beat / pulsate
    • more generic word: move = move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

Alternative definition of the verb quiver


  1. [intransitive] To shake or move with slight and tremulous motion; to tremble; to quake; to shudder; to shiver.


"Quiver" is a musical album of Quiver, record producer, musical artist, musical group.

  • albums: "Arms of Mary", "Ain’t Too Proud", "If I Could Have Your Loving", "Dream Kid", "Beat of the Street", "Every Tear I Cry", "Down to Earth", "Ice in the Fire", "Saviour in the Rain", "(I Don’t Wanna Love You but) You Got Me Anyway", "The Very Best Of", "When the Train Comes", "Secrets", "Slipstream"
  • released in (45 years ago)


  1. "Quiver" is the second studio album of the band KTU. Songs from this album first time were performed on festival "Creating the World" in Kazan, Russia.
  2. "Quiver" is the debut album by Monk, released in 1997. It was Ric Hordinski's first release after leaving Over the Rhine in 1996.
  3. "Quiver" is a musical album of Ron Miles, Brian Blade, Bill Frisell.
    • released on
  4. "Quiver" is a musical single of Baby 63.
    • released in (11 years ago)
  5. "Quiver" is a musical album of Freddy Fresh.
    • released in (19 years ago)
  6. "Quiver" is a musical album of Wild Strawberries.
    • released on (17 years ago)
  7. "Quiver" is a musical EP of Antigen.


"Quiver" is a book by Susan Somers-Willett.

  • also known as "Quiver: poems"


Quiver is a publisher.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Quiver

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Google previewAbstract Algebra (2015)

Structures and Applications by Stephen Lovett

A quiver is a quadruple Q = (V,E,h,t), where V and E are sets and ...

Google previewThe Publishers' Trade List Annual (1899)

THE QUIVER is an amazing sixpennyworth; the illustrations are so good, and the style so fresh and attractive, combining solid instruction with much that is entertaining and bright.”—The Rock. Cassell's Magazine. Enlarged to 112 Pages.

Google previewZondervan Dictionary of Biblical Imagery (2010)

by John A. Beck

The quiver is a portable container for arrows typically worn by a hunter or soldier also carrying a bow. Early images from Mesopotamia depict soldiers with a bow in one hand and a cluster of arrows in the other. This was a less than ideal ...

Google previewGeometric Representation Theory and Extended Affine Lie Algebras (2011)

by Erhard Neher, Alistair Savage, Weiqiang Wang

Thus, a quiver is a quadruple Q = (Q0 ,Q1 ,s,t) where Q0 and Q1 are sets and s and t are maps from Q1 to Q0. We call Q0 and Q1 the sets of vertices and directed edges (or arrows) respectively. The maps s and t tell us the endpoints of each ...

Google previewBowhunter's Encyclopedia (1992)

by Dwight R. Schuh

A back quiver like this fully protects arrows, and it can double as a daypack. If you shoot long arrows, a back quiver can be excessively long, protruding below your rump and above your head. Some modern back quivers are made to double as ...

Google previewThe Complete Outdoors Encyclopedia (1998)

by Vin T. Sparano

CHARLES CENTEH-BACK QUIVEH QUIVER POCKET OUIVEFI é-7iZ"\ Bow quiver. which holds arrows at the ready, is widely used in the hunting field. Courtesy New Jersey Game Dept. shoulder quivers are used by bowhunters. Belt and ...

Google previewThe Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 5 (2010)

Revised Full-Color Edition by Merrill C. Tenney

quiver. A case for holding and carrying arrows (Heb. tĕlî H9437). It was generally made of LEATHER and slung over the shoulder of the hunter or soldier. ESAU the hunter carried one (Gen. 27:3); two passages use the same Hebrew word in ...

Google previewA Rhyming Dictionary (1824)

Answering at the Same Time, the Purposes of Spelling and Pronouncing the English Language ... [with] an Index of Allowable Rhymes by John Walker

Quiver Ninible; active, a. - To quiver To shake; tremble; shiver; shudder, v. m. Quiver A case for arrows, s. Sur-vi'ver One who outlives another, s.

Google previewA Dictionary of Skiri Pawnee (2008)

by Douglas Richard Parks, Lula Nora Pratt

quiver see shake {kirir (uur...)} quiver (for arrows) pacuu>u:> [pá.cuu.V] n {comb., wacuu-, pacuu-} quiver , ...

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Quiver Meaning

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Quotes about Quiver

For a jest one should not take the arrow out of the quiver.
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Scrabble value of Q10U1I1V4E1R1

The value of this 6-letter word is 18 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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