Waver

Definition of Waver

Wa´ver
v. i.1.
[imp. & p. p. Wavered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Wavering.]
1.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.
2.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.
n.1.A sapling left standing in a fallen wood.

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