Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
waveren, from AS.
wæfrewavering, restless. See
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
waveringwith the wind.
waveron 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;
Let us hold fast . . . without
Heb. x. 23.
In feeble hearts, propense enough before
waver, or fall
off and join with idols.
Syn. – To reel; totter; vacillate. See
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To play or move to and fro; to move one way and the other.
2.To fluctuate; to be unsettled in opinion; to vacillate; to be undetermined; as, to waver in opinion; to waver in faith.
Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering. Hebrews 10.
3.To totter; to reel; to be in danger of falling.