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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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