vibrate

  • 1 Vibrate — Vi brate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Vibrate}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Vibrating}.] [L. vibratus, p. p. of vibrare, v. t. & v. i., to snake, brandish, vibrate; akin to Skr. vip to tremble, Icel. veifa to wave, vibrate. See {Waive} and cf. {Whip}, v. t.] 1. To …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • 3 Vibrate — may refer to: *Vibration * Vibrate, a song by Outkast from their 2003 album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below *Vibrate the 2004 album by The Manhattan Transfer …

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  • 4 vibrate — [vī′brāt΄] vt. vibrated, vibrating [< L vibratus, pp. of vibrare, to vibrate, shake < IE * weib (< base * wei , to turn) > WIPE] 1. to give off (light or sound) by vibration 2. to set in to and fro motion; oscillate 3. to cause to… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Vibrate — Vi brate, v. i. 1. To move to and fro, or from side to side, as a pendulum, an elastic rod, or a stretched string, when disturbed from its position of rest; to swing; to oscillate. [1913 Webster] 2. To have the constituent particles move to and… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 vibrate — index beat (pulsate), vacillate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 vibrate — (v.) 1610s, from L. vibratus, pp. of vibrare move quickly to and fro, shake, from PIE *w(e)ib move quickly to and fro (Cf. Lith. wyburiu to wag (the tail), Dan. vippe, Du. wippen to swing, O.E. wipan to wipe ). Related: Vibrated; vibrating …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 vibrate — *swing, sway, oscillate, fluctuate, pendulate, waver, undulate Analogous words: *pulsate, pulse, beat, throb, palpitate: quiver, quaver, tremble, *shake …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 vibrate — [v] shake, quiver beat, echo, fluctuate, flutter, jar, oscillate, palpitate, pulsate, pulse, quake, resonate, resound, reverberate, ripple, shiver, sway, swing, throb, tremble, tremor, undulate, wave, waver; concepts 152,748 Ant. be still …

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  • 10 vibrate — ► VERB 1) move with small movements rapidly to and fro. 2) (of a sound) resonate. DERIVATIVES vibrating adjective. ORIGIN Latin vibrare move to and fro …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 vibrate — verb ADVERB ▪ gently, slightly, softly ▪ violently VERB + VIBRATE ▪ seem to PREPOSITION ▪ …

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  • 12 vibrate — verb (vibrated; vibrating) Etymology: Latin vibratus, past participle of vibrare to brandish, wave, rock more at wipe Date: 1616 transitive verb 1. to swing or move to and fro 2. to emit with or as if with a vibratory motion 3. to mark or measure …

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  • 13 vibrate — 1. verb /vaɪˈbɹeɪt,ˈvaɪ.bɹeɪt/ a) Move with small movements rapidly to and fro. Her mind vibrates with excitement. b) Resonate. See Also: vibrant, vibratile, vibration, vibratiuncle, vibrative, vibrato, vibrator …

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  • 14 vibrate — vi|brate [vaıˈbreıt US ˈvaıbreıt] v [I and T] [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of vibrare to shake ] if something vibrates, or if you vibrate it, shakes quickly and continuously with very small movements ▪ The floor was… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 vibrate — [[t]vaɪbre͟ɪt, AM va͟ɪbreɪt[/t]] vibrates, vibrating, vibrated V ERG If something vibrates or if you vibrate it, it shakes with repeated small, quick movements. The ground shook and the cliffs seemed to vibrate... [V n] The noise vibrated the… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 vibrate — UK [vaɪˈbreɪt] / US [ˈvaɪˌbreɪt] verb [intransitive] Word forms vibrate : present tense I/you/we/they vibrate he/she/it vibrates present participle vibrating past tense vibrated past participle vibrated to shake very quickly with small movements… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 vibrate — [17] Vibrate comes from Latin vibrāre ‘move quickly to and fro, shake’. This went back ultimately to a prehistoric Indo European base *wib , *weib ‘move quickly to and fro’, which also produced English weave ‘move to and fro’ (as in ‘weave… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 18 vibrate — vibrare ит. [вибра/рэ] vibrate англ. [вайбрэ/йт] vibrer фр. [вибрэ/] vibrieren нем. [вибри/рэн] вибрировать см. также vibrando …

    Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • 19 vibrate — verb (I, T) to shake or make something shake continuously with small fast movements: We could feel the floor vibrating to the beat of the music. | The vocal cords vibrate as air passes over them …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 vibrate — verb 1) the floor beneath them vibrated Syn: quiver, shake, tremble, shiver, shudder, throb, pulsate, rattle; rock, wobble, oscillate, waver, swing, sway, move to and fro; chiefly Brit …

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