from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A shaking or vibrating movement, as of the earth.
- n. A trembling or quivering effect: a tremor of aspen leaves.
- n. An involuntary trembling or quivering, as from nervous agitation or weakness.
- n. A nervous quiver or thrill: felt a tremor of joy.
- n. A state or feeling of nervous agitation or tension.
- n. A tremulous sound; a quaver.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A shake, quiver, or vibration.
- n. An earthquake.
- v. To shake or quiver excessively and rapidly or involuntarily; to tremble.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A trembling; a shivering or shaking; a quivering or vibratory motion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In colonial furniture, a sort of hood or head-piece found on high cupboards and the like: probably derived from a French type.
- n. A shaking or quivering caused by some external impulse; a close succession of short vibratory or modulatory movements; a state of trembling in a living object or substance: as, the tremor of the aspen-leaf.
- n. An involuntary or convulsive muscular shaking, quaking, or quivering, as from weakness, disorder, or emotion.
- n. A trembling, quivering, or quavering quality or effect: as, a tremor of light.
- n. Synonyms Trepidation, Emotion, etc. (see agitation), quiver, quivering, quaking. See trepidation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an involuntary vibration (as if from illness or fear)
- v. shake with seismic vibrations
- n. shaking or trembling (usually resulting from weakness or stress or disease)
- n. a small earthquake
When severe, this withdrawal is characterized by tremor, restlessness, perceptual disturbances, disorientation, and clouded sensorium.
Absolute stillness broods over them; no tremor is discernible in leaf or petal; the wide blue flowers gaze up intently into the wide blue sky.
Journal Community Friday's quake recorded seven on the Japanese scale in part of northern Japan where the tremor was the most intense.
That is the tremor, that is one of the hallmarks of Parkinson's disease.
The extremities are at length seized with a tremor, which is more strongly marked after recovery from a fit of intoxication.
Naoto Kan, the prime minister, summoned his senior officials before midnight and was informed by the Meteorological Agency that the tremor was an aftershock - the largest to date - from the March 11 earthquake.
The tremor is the second to hit England in the space of a few weeks.
In Parkinson's, the tremor occurs when the hand is relaxed and not being used.
The USGS says the tremor was the worst to hit this region since 1992.
Registering 5.3 magnitude on the Richter scale, the tremor was the most powerful of the more than 200 aftershocks that follow the main earthquake, which registered 5.8 to 6.2 before dawn Monday.
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