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Definition of the noun vibrate

What does vibrate mean as a name of something?


  1. The setting, on a portable electronic device, that causes it to vibrate rather than sound any (or most) needed alarms.

Definition of the verb vibrate

What does vibrate mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: vibrated | vibrating | vibrates

  1. shake, quiver, or throb; move back and forth rapidly, usually in an uncontrolled manner
  2. move or swing from side to side regularly
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonym of vibrate: oscillate
    • more generic words: sway / swing = move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner
    • more specific words:
      • hunt = oscillate about a desired speed, position, or state to an undesirable extent
      • librate = vibrate before coming to a total rest
  3. be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action
  4. sound with resonance
  5. feel sudden intense sensation or emotion

Alternative definition of the verb vibrate


  1. Move with small movements rapidly to and fro.
  2. See Resonate.


  1. "Vibrate" is an album released by The Manhattan Transfer on September 28, 2004 on the Telarc label. The album is available in three formats: Super Audio CD, CD and MP3 Download.
    • genre: Jazz
    • released on (10 years ago)
  2. "Vibrate" is a composition.
  3. "Vibrate" is a musical single of Proxy.
    • released in (5 years ago)
  4. "Vibrate" is a musical EP of DJ Sliink.
    • released on
  5. "Vibrate" is a musical single of OS/2 & Underground Cyber Movement.
    • released in (17 years ago)

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Vibrate

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Google previewThe contemporary american organ

by William Harrison Barnes

Exact proportion of the length of tube to the length of reed tongue permitted to vibrate is a matter of the greatest importance therefore. As a matter of practice the tubes are usually left a trifle too long and are then adjusted to a nicety so that the ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1911)

vibrate (vi'brat), v.; pret. aud pp. vibrated, ppr. vibrating. [< L. vibratos, pp. of vibrare (> It. vibrare = Sp. Pg. vibrar = P. ribrcr), set in tremulous motion, move to and fro, brandish, shake; cf. Skt. -\/ vip, tremble.] ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1854)

Clim - Dia

First, because there is and can be no such thing in reality as a simple pendulum, and cycloidal cheeks will only make a simple pendulum vibrate isochronously; secondly, because a very slight error in the form of the cheeks (as Huygens ...

Google previewThe Practitioner's Medical Dictionary (1919)

Containing All the Words and Phrases Generally Used in Medicine and the Allied Sciences, with Their Proper Pronunciation, Derivation, and Definition by George Milbry Gould, Richard John Ernst Scott

[see vibrate}. Moving to and from ; vibrating. vibration (vi-bra'-shun) [see vibrate]. The act of moving to and fro. vibrator {vi'-bra-tor) [see vibrate]. A device for conveying mechanical vibration to a part.

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Usage statistics about vibrate

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Vibrate Meaning

Video shows what vibrate means. To move with small movements rapidly to and fro.. To resonate.. To brandish; to swing to and fro.. Vibrate Meaning. How to ...

Quotes about Vibrate

Strings of gravity vibrate at a different frequency than strings of light. (Roy H. Williams)
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Scrabble value of V4I1B3R1A1T1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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