waver: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (wā'vur), [key]
— 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: When she heard the news her courage wavered.
  4. to shake or tremble, as the hands or voice: Her voice wavered.
  5. to feel or show doubt, indecision, etc.; vacillate: He wavered in his determination.
  6. (of things) to fluctuate or vary: Prices wavered.
  7. to totter or reel: The earth quaked and the tower wavered.
  1. an act of wavering, fluttering, or vacillating.


Pronunciation: (wā'vur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who waves or causes something to wave: Election time brings out the wavers of flags and haranguers of mobs.
  2. a person who specializes in waving hair.
  3. something, as a curling iron, used for waving hair.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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