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English Dictionary: shiver by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
shiver
n
  1. a reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement [syn: tremble, shiver, shake]
  2. an almost pleasurable sensation of fright; "a frisson of surprise shot through him"
    Synonym(s): frisson, shiver, chill, quiver, shudder, thrill, tingle
v
  1. tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement [syn: shudder, shiver, throb, thrill]
  2. shake, as from cold; "The children are shivering--turn on the heat!"
    Synonym(s): shiver, shudder
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Shiver \Shiv"er\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shivered}; p. pr. & vb.
      n. {Shivering}.] [OE. schiveren, scheveren; cf. OD.
      scheveren. See {Shiver} a fragment.]
      To break into many small pieces, or splinters; to shatter; to
      dash to pieces by a blow; as, to shiver a glass goblet.
  
               All the ground With shivered armor strown. --Milton.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Shiver \Shiv"er\, v. i.
      To separate suddenly into many small pieces or parts; to be
      shattered.
  
               There shiver shafts upon shields thick.   --Chaucer
  
               The natural world, should gravity once cease, . . .
               would instantly shiver into millions of atoms.
                                                                              --Woodward.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Shiver \Shiv"er\, v. i. [OE. chiveren, cheveren; of uncertain
      origin. This word seems to have been confused with shiver to
      shatter.]
      To tremble; to vibrate; to quiver; to shake, as from cold or
      fear.
  
               Prometheus is laid On icy Caucasus to shiver. --Swift.
  
               The man that shivered on the brink of sin, Thus steeled
               and hardened, ventures boldly in.            --Creech.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Shiver \Shiv"er\, n. [OE. schivere, fr. shive; cf. G. schifer a
      splinter, slate, OHG. scivere a splinter, Dan. & Sw. skifer a
      slate. See {Shive}, and cf. {Skever}.]
      1. One of the small pieces, or splinters, into which a
            brittle thing is broken by sudden violence; -- generally
            used in the plural. [bd]All to shivers dashed.[b8]
            --Milton.
  
      2. A thin slice; a shive. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] [bd]A shiver
            of their own loaf.[b8] --Fuller.
  
                     Of your soft bread, not but a shiver. --Chaucer.
  
      3. (Geol.) A variety of blue slate.
  
      4. (Naut.) A sheave or small wheel in a pulley.
  
      5. A small wedge, as for fastening the bolt of a window
            shutter.
  
      6. A spindle. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Shiver \Shiv"er\, v. t. (Naut.)
      To cause to shake or tremble, as a sail, by steering close to
      the wind.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Shiver \Shiv"er\, n.
      The act of shivering or trembling.
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