waver

  • 1 Waver — Wa ver, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Wavered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wavering}.] [OE. waveren, from AS. w[ae]fre wavering, restless. See {Wave}, v. i.] [1913 Webster] 1. To play or move to and fro; to move one way and the other; hence, to totter; to reel; to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Waver — Wa ver, n. [From {Wave}, or {Waver}, v.] A sapling left standing in a fallen wood. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 waver — (v.) late 13c., weyveren, to show indecision, probably related to O.E. wæfre restless, wavering, from P.Gmc. *wæbraz (Cf. M.H.G. wabern to waver, O.N. vafra to hover about ), a frequentative form from the root of WAVE (Cf. wave) (v.). Related:… …

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  • 4 Waver — bezeichnet: einen Anhänger der Wave Szene, einer Musik und Jugendbewegung im Surfsport den Wellenreiter, auch Wave Rider genannt ein vibratorähnliches Sexspielzeug, dessen Durchmesser sich wellenartig verändert den niederländischen Namen der… …

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  • 5 waver — index alternate (fluctuate), beat (pulsate), doubt (hesitate), fluctuate, hesitate, misdoubt, oscill …

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  • 6 waver — vb 1 fluctuate, oscillate, pendulate, vibrate, *swing, sway, undulate Analogous words: flicker, flutter, hover, *flit, flitter: quiver, quaver, tremble, *shake 2 falter, *hesitate, vacillate Analogous words: balk, bogg …

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  • 7 waver — [v] shift back and forth; be indecisive be irresolute, be unable to decide*, blow hot and cold*, change, deliberate, dilly dally*, dither, falter, flicker, fluctuate, halt, hedge, hem and haw*, hesitate, oscillate, palter, pause, pussyfoot… …

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  • 8 waver — ► VERB 1) move quiveringly; flicker. 2) begin to weaken; falter. 3) be indecisive. DERIVATIVES waverer noun wavery adjective. ORIGIN Old Norse, flicker …

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  • 9 waver — [wā′vər] vi. [ME waveren, freq. of waven, to WAVE] 1. to swing or sway to and fro; flutter 2. to show doubt or indecision; find it hard, or be unable, to decide; vacillate 3. to become unsteady; begin to give way; falter 4. to tremble; quaver:… …

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  • 10 Waver — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sommaire 1 Bataille 2 Hydronyme 3 Toponyme …

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  • 11 waver — UK [ˈweɪvə(r)] / US [ˈweɪvər] verb [intransitive] Word forms waver : present tense I/you/we/they waver he/she/it wavers present participle wavering past tense wavered past participle wavered 1) if a person wavers, they are not certain about what… …

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  • 12 waver — wa|ver [ˈweıvə US ər] v [I] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old Norse; Origin: vafra] 1.) to become weaker or less certain ▪ Her voice wavered uncertainly. ▪ The students attention did not waver . waver in ▪ Harris never wavered in his loyalty. waver from …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 waver — v. (D; intr.) to waver between (to waver between two possibilities) * * * [ weɪvə] (D; intr.) to waver between (to waver between two possibilities) …

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  • 14 waver — wa|ver [ weıvər ] verb intransitive 1. ) if a person wavers, they are not certain about what to say or do: HESITATE: waver between: Cynthia was wavering between visiting her parents and going to Mexico. not waver in something: Sarah didn t once… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 waver — waver1 waverer, n. waveringly, adv. /way veuhr/, v.i. 1. to sway to and fro; flutter: Foliage wavers in the breeze. 2. to flicker or quiver, as light: A distant beam wavered and then disappeared. 3. become unsteady; begin to fail or give way:… …

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  • 16 Waver — Dutch town locator maps mun town caption = Waver in the municipality of Ouder Amstel.Waver (coord|52|15|N|4|55|E|type:city(100)) is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. It is a part of the municipality of Ouder Amstel, and lies about 13 …

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  • 17 waver — [[t]we͟ɪvə(r)[/t]] wavers, wavering, wavered 1) VERB If you waver, you cannot decide about something or you consider changing your mind about something. Some military commanders wavered over whether to support the coup... Coleman has never… …

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  • 18 waver — verb (I) 1 to be or become weak and uncertain: His voice wavered. | waver in sth: Harris never wavered in his loyalty to the cause. 2 to not make a decision because you have doubts: wavering voters | waver between (doing): Maya wavered between… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 waver — verb Waver is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑voice …

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  • 20 waver — I wa•ver [[t]ˈweɪ vər[/t]] v. i. 1) to sway to and fro; flutter 2) to flicker or quiver, as light 3) to become unsteady; begin to fail or give way: At the news my courage wavered[/ex] 4) to shake or tremble, as the hands or voice 5) to feel or… …

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