What does the word quake mean?

    Part of speech: verb intransitive

  • To shake; tremble.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • A shaking, tremulous motion.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Quakingly.

Usage examples for quake

  1. But hark, what sound is it which falls upon his ear, making him quake with fear, and, in spite of his aching ankle, creep farther behind the hay? – Bad Hugh by Mary Jane Holmes
  2. Aloft, where mighty floods the mountains break, To stand, the target of the thousand eyes, And down into the coil and water- quake, To leap, like Maia's offspring, from the skies- For this all vulgar flights he ventured to despise. – Masterpieces Of American Wit And Humor by Thomas L. Masson (Editor)