Authors: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Definition of Shiver


  1. One of the small pieces, or splinters, into which a brittle thing is broken by sudden violence; -- generally used in the plural.
  2. A thin slice; a shive.
  3. A variety of blue slate.
  4. A sheave or small wheel in a pulley.
  5. A small wedge, as for fastening the bolt of a window shutter.
  6. A spindle.
  7. To break into many small pieces, or splinters; to shatter; to dash to pieces by a blow; as, to shiver a glass goblet.
  8. To separate suddenly into many small pieces or parts; to be shattered.
  9. To tremble; to vibrate; to quiver; to shake, as from cold or fear.
  10. To cause to shake or tremble, as a sail, by steering close to the wind.
  11. The act of shivering or trembling.

Shiver Translations

shiver in Danish is ryste
shiver in Dutch is huiveren, rillen, beven, bibberen
shiver in Finnish is vavista
shiver in French is trembler, frissonner
shiver in German is schlottern, schlottere, Splitter
shiver in Italian is aver dei brividi
shiver in Portuguese is arrepio
shiver in Swedish is splittra, darra, rysning