Definitions of shiver

  1. To quake; to tremble.
  2. To shake or tremble, as from cold or fright; to b eak into fragments; shatter.
  3. To break suddenly into fragments; shatter.
  4. To tremble, as with cold or fear; shake; quiver.
  5. To break into many small pieces, or splinters; to shatter; to dash to pieces by a blow; as, to shiver a glass goblet.
  6. To cause to shake or tremble, as a sail, by steering close to the wind.
  7. To shatter.
  8. To cause to shake in the wind, as sails.
  9. To separate suddenly into many small pieces or parts; to be shattered.
  10. To tremble; to vibrate; to quiver; to shake, as from cold or fear.
  11. To fall into shivers.
  12. To shake or tremble: to shudder.
  13. shake, as from cold or fear
  14. To shatter; to dash to pieces.
  15. To cause to shake.
  16. To break into many pieces or splinters; to dash to pieces by a blow.
  17. To quake; to shudder; to shake, as from cold or fear.
  18. reflex shaking caused by cold or fear or excitement
  19. tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement
  20. A thin slice; a shive.
  21. A variety of blue slate.
  22. A sheave or small wheel in a pulley.
  23. A small wedge, as for fastening the bolt of a window shutter.
  24. A spindle.
  25. The act of shivering or trembling.
  26. One of the small pieces, or splinters, into which a brittle thing is broken by sudden violence; - generally used in the plural.
  27. The act of trembling or shaking from cold, etc.; a fragment splintered off.
  28. A splinter, or small piece into which a thing breaks by sudden violence.
  29. To shatter, or be shattered into fragments.
  30. A splinter; sliver.
  31. A shivering or quivering from any cause.
  32. A variety of blue slate; shale; a sheave.
  33. A fragment into which a thing breaks.
  34. A small piece or fragment of a thing broken by sudden violence; a species of blue slate.
  35. A shaking fit; a tremor.
  36. Shivery.