Definitions for: Waver

[n] the act of moving back and forth
[n] the act of pausing uncertainly; "there was a hesitation in his speech"
[n] someone who communicates by waving
[v] give off unsteady sounds, alternating in amplitude or frequency
[v] pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness; "Authorities hesitate to quote exact figures."
[v] sway to and fro
[v] move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern; "the line on the monitor vacillated"
[v] move back and forth very rapidly, as of a candle
[v] move hesitatingly, as if about to give way
[v] be unsure or weak; "Their enthusiasm is faltering"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.]
1. To play or move to and fro; to move one way and the other;
hence, to totter; to reel; to swing; to flutter.

With banners and pennons wavering with the wind.
--Ld. Berners.

Thou wouldst waver on one of these trees as a terror
to all evil speakers against dignities. --Sir W.

2. To be unsettled in opinion; to vacillate; to be
undetermined; to fluctuate; as, to water in judgment.

Let us hold fast . . . without wavering. --Heb. x.

In feeble hearts, propense enough before To waver,
or fall off and join with idols. --Milton.

Syn: To reel; totter; vacillate. See Fluctuate.

Wa"ver, n. [From Wave, or Waver, v.]
A sapling left standing in a fallen wood. [Prov. Eng.]

Synonyms: falter, falter, faltering, flicker, flicker, flitter, fluctuate, flutter, flutter, hesitate, hesitation, quaver, quiver, vacillate, waffle, weave

See Also: beat around the bush, boggle, communicator, doubt, dwell on, falter, hover, linger, linger over, motility, motion, move, move, move back and forth, movement, oscillate, pause, sound, sway, swing, vacillate, vibrate, vocalise, vocalize, voice, waver

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