Associations to the word «Shiver»


SHIVER, noun. A fragment or splinter, especially of glass or stone.
SHIVER, noun. (obsolete) (UK) (dialect) A thin slice; a shive.
SHIVER, noun. (geology) A variety of blue slate.
SHIVER, noun. (nautical) A sheave or small wheel in a pulley.
SHIVER, noun. A small wedge, as for fastening the bolt of a window shutter.
SHIVER, noun. (obsolete) (UK) (dialect) A spindle.
SHIVER, verb. To break into splinters or fragments.
SHIVER, verb. To tremble or shake, especially when cold or frightened.
SHIVER, verb. (nautical) (transitive) To cause to shake or tremble, as a sail, by steering close to the wind.
SHIVER, noun. The act or result of shivering.
SHIVER, noun. (medicine) A bodily response to early hypothermia.Wp
SHIVER ME TIMBERS, interjection. Alternative form of shiver my timbers
SHIVER MY TIMBERS, interjection. Expressing surprise, disbelief or annoyance; mostly associated with pirates.

Dictionary definition

SHIVER, noun. A reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement.
SHIVER, noun. An almost pleasurable sensation of fright; "a frisson of surprise shot through him".
SHIVER, verb. Tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement.
SHIVER, verb. Shake, as from cold; "The children are shivering--turn on the heat!".

Wise words

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