Quiver definitions

kwĭv'ər
To shake with a slight, rapid, tremulous movement.
verb
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To tremble, as from cold or strong emotion.
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The act or motion of quivering.
noun
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A portable case for holding arrows.
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A case full of arrows.
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A collection or store; arsenal.

A quiver of ready responses.

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The act or condition of quivering; tremor; tremble.
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A case for holding arrows.
noun
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The arrows in it.
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To shake with a tremulous motion; tremble.
verb
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The definition of a quiver is a case for arrows.

An example of a quiver is the bag which hung over Robin Hood's back to hold his arrows.

noun
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Quiver is defined as to shake rapidly or tremble.

An example of quiver is a cold shiver.

verb
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(weaponry) A container for arrows, crossbow bolts or darts, such as those fired from a bow, crossbow or blowgun.
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(archaic) Nimble, active.
adjective
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(figuratively) A ready storage location for figurative tools or weapons.

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

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Shaking or moving with a slight trembling motion.
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(mathematics) A multidigraph.
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(intransitive) To shake or move with slight and tremulous motion; to tremble; to quake; to shudder; to shiver.
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Origin of quiver

From Middle English quiver, from Anglo-Norman quiveir, from Old Dutch cocare (compare Dutch koker), from Hunnic *kukur (“flask, cask") (compare Uyghur (Taranči) kökür, Kazakh kökkör), from Mongolic *köky- (“to suckle") (compare Kalmyk кøкyp (kokür, “leather flask for kumis"), Middle Mongolian [script?] (køkygyr, “cowhide water- or wine-cask")). Replaced early modern English cocker. More at cocker.