Shiver

Definition of Shiver

Shiv´er
n.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.
Of your soft bread, not but a shiver.
- Chaucer.
3.(Geol.) A variety of blue slate.
4.(Naut.) A sheave or small wheel in a pulley.
5.A small wedge, as for fastening the bolt of a window shutter.
6.A spindle.
v. t.1.To break into many small pieces, or splinters; to shatter; to dash to pieces by a blow; as, to shiver a glass goblet.
[imp. & p. p. Shivered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Shivering.]
All the ground
With shivered armor strown.
- Milton.
v. i.1.To separate suddenly into many small pieces or parts; to be shattered.
There shiver shafts upon shields thick.
- Chaucer
The natural world, should gravity once cease, . . . would instantly shiver into millions of atoms.
- Woodward.
1.To tremble; to vibrate; to quiver; to shake, as from cold or fear.
Prometheus is laid
On icy Caucasus to shiver.
- Swift.
The man that shivered on the brink of sin,
Thus steeled and hardened, ventures boldly in.
- Creech.
v. t.1.(Naut.) To cause to shake or tremble, as a sail, by steering close to the wind.
n.1.The act of shivering or trembling.

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