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[n] the act of moving back and forth
[n] the act of pausing uncertainly; "there was a hesitation in his speech"
[n] someone who communicates by waving
[v] give off unsteady sounds, alternating in amplitude or frequency
[v] pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness; "Authorities hesitate to quote exact figures."
[v] sway to and fro
[v] move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern; "the line on the monitor vacillated"
[v] move back and forth very rapidly, as of a candle
[v] move hesitatingly, as if about to give way
[v] be unsure or weak; "Their enthusiasm is faltering"

Misc. Definitions

\Wa"ver\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Wavered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wavering}.] [OE. waveren, from AS. w[ae]fre wavering, restless. See {Wave}, v. i.]
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. 2
3. In feeble hearts, propense enough before To waver, or fall off and join with idols. --Milton. Syn: To reel; totter; vacillate. See {Fluctuate}.
\Wa"ver\, n. [From {Wave}, or {Waver}, v.] A sapling left standing in a fallen wood. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.

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