Definition of shiver :
1. A sheave or small wheel in a pulley.
2. A small wedge, as for fastening the bolt of a window shutter.
3. A spindle.
4. A thin slice; a shive.
5. A variety of blue slate.
6. One of the small pieces, or splinters, into which a brittle thing is broken by sudden violence; - generally used in the plural.
7. The act of shivering or trembling.
8. To break into many small pieces, or splinters; to shatter; to dash to pieces by a blow; as, to shiver a glass goblet.
9. To cause to shake or tremble, as a sail, by steering close to the wind.
10. To separate suddenly into many small pieces or parts; to be shattered.
11. To tremble; to vibrate; to quiver; to shake, as from cold or fear.
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agitate (part of speech: verb)
- " I'm cold," she said with a shiver, " and hungry. - "Calvary Alley", Alice Hegan Rice.
- He thought with a shiver of a white house on the hill. - "The Right of Way, Volume 5.", Gilbert Parker.
- She looked him in the eyes, and he felt a kind of shiver go through him. - "You Never Know Your Luck, Complete Being The Story Of A Matrimonial Deserter", Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009.