Wa"ver (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Wavered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Wavering.] [OE. waveren, from AS. waefre wavering, restless. See Wave, v. i.]


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. Scott.


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. 23.

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

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


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Wa"ver, n. [From Wave, or Waver, v.]

A sapling left standing in a fallen wood.

[Prov. Eng.]



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