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NOUN (2)

1. a reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement;
[syn: tremble, shiver, shake]

2. an almost pleasurable sensation of fright;
- Example: "a frisson of surprise shot through him"
[syn: frisson, shiver, chill, quiver, shudder, thrill, tingle]


VERB (2)

1. tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement;
[syn: shudder, shiver, throb, thrill]

2. shake, as from cold;
- Example: "The children are shivering--turn on the heat!"
[syn: shiver, shudder]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] Prometheus is laid On icy Caucasus to shiver. --Swift. [1913 Webster] The man that shivered on the brink of sin, Thus steeled and hardened, ventures boldly in. --Creech. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. "All to shivers dashed." --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. A thin slice; a shive. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] "A shiver of their own loaf." --Fuller. [1913 Webster] Of your soft bread, not but a shiver. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 3. (Geol.) A variety of blue slate. [1913 Webster] 4. (Naut.) A sheave or small wheel in a pulley. [1913 Webster] 5. A small wedge, as for fastening the bolt of a window shutter. [1913 Webster] 6. A spindle. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Shiver \Shiv"er\, v. t. (Naut.) To cause to shake or tremble, as a sail, by steering close to the wind. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] All the ground With shivered armor strown. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Shiver \Shiv"er\, v. i. To separate suddenly into many small pieces or parts; to be shattered. [1913 Webster] There shiver shafts upon shields thick. --Chaucer [1913 Webster] The natural world, should gravity once cease, . . . would instantly shiver into millions of atoms. --Woodward. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Shiver \Shiv"er\, n. The act of shivering or trembling. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

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" [syn: 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!" [syn: shiver, shudder]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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