Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See earthquake.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An earthquake.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An earthquake.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A trembling; specifically, an earthquake (temblor de tierra).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane of from volcanic activity

Etymologies

Spanish, a trembling, earthquake, from temblar, to shake, from Vulgar Latin *tremulāre, from Latin tremulus, shaking; see tremulous.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From American Spanish temblor. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • OTHER TERMS: The word temblor not trembler is a synonym for earthquake.

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  • Pirdi told me its called a temblor, because it was not serious.

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  • Nevertheless, as if the temblor is his cue, Shit-Heel goes into a panic.

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  • With Japan facing a mounting economic crisis in the wake of Friday's magnitude-8.9 earthquake and deadly tsunami, global insurers are already calling the temblor the...

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  • With Japan facing a mounting economic crisis in the wake of Friday's magnitude-8.9 earthquake and deadly tsunami, global insurers are already calling the temblor the world's "most costliest" catastrop...

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  • With Japan facing a mounting economic crisis in the wake of Friday's magnitude-8.9 earthquake and deadly tsunami, global insurers are already calling the temblor the world's "most costliest" catastrophe.

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  • The temblor was the biggest within the boundaries of the North American and Pacific tectonic plates in 1,200 years, Applegate said.

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  • The temblor was the fifth in the past two days to hit the region, and major aftershocks can be expected for months, possibly even a year.

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  • The temblor was the second in the region in six days, after a 3.9 magnitude earthquake on October 20 centered about 2 miles east-southeast of Berkeley, California.

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  • "There should be an impact on companies' production and logistics, just as the Great Hanshin Earthquake did, and there's no doubt Japan's economic indicators will worsen temporarily," said Toshio Sumitani, a strategist at Tokai Tokyo Research Center, referring to a temblor that struck the city of Kobe in 1995.

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