shiver

  • 1 shiver — ‘tremble’ [13] and shiver ‘sliver, fragment’ [12] are different words. The former was originally chiver, which may have been an alteration of an earlier chevel ‘shiver’. This in shoal 454 turn was derived from the Old English noun ceaft ‘jaw’… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 2 shiver — Ⅰ. shiver [1] ► VERB ▪ shake slightly and uncontrollably as a result of being cold, frightened, or excited. ► NOUN 1) a momentary trembling movement. 2) (the shivers) a spell or attack of shivering. DERIVATIVES …

    English terms dictionary

  • 3 shiver — ‘tremble’ [13] and shiver ‘sliver, fragment’ [12] are different words. The former was originally chiver, which may have been an alteration of an earlier chevel ‘shiver’. This in turn was derived from the Old English noun ceaft ‘jaw’ (source of… …

    Word origins

  • 4 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 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 Shiver — puede referirse a: Shiver, una canción de la banda británica Coldplay. Shiver, primer single del álbum Counting Down the Days de la cantante australiana Natalie Imbruglia. Esta página de desambiguación cataloga artículos relacionados con el mismo …

    Wikipedia Español

  • 9 Shiver — Allgemeine Informationen Genre(s) Deutschrock, Pop Rock Gründung 1998 Website http://www …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 10 shiver — vb shatter, *break, crack, burst, bust, snap shiver vb quiver, shudder, quaver, *shake, tremble, quake, totter, wobble, teeter, shimmy, dither …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 11 shiver — [v1] shake, tremble be cold, dither, flutter, freeze, have the quivers, have the shakes, palpitate, quake, quaver, quiver, shudder, tremor, twitter, vibrate, wave; concepts 152,185 Ant. steady shiver [v2] shatter; break into small pieces burst,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 12 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

  • 13 Shiver — Shiv er, n. The act of shivering or trembling. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 14 shiver — index beat (pulsate), break (fracture), rend, split Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 15 shiver — shiver1 [shiv′ər] n. [ME schievere, freq. formation < base of SHIVE] a fragment or splinter of something broken, as glass vt., vi. [ME schiveren] to break into many fragments or splinters; shatter shiver2 [shiv′ər] vi. [ME sheveren, altered… …

    English World dictionary

  • 16 shiver — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ little, slight, small ▪ involuntary ▪ sudden ▪ cold, icy …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 17 Shiver — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Shiver, frissonner en anglais, peut faire référence à : Aprilia SL 750 Shiver, une moto italienne, Shiver, une chanson de Coldplay parue en 2000 sur… …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 18 shiver — I UK [ˈʃɪvə(r)] / US [ˈʃɪvər] verb [intransitive] Word forms shiver : present tense I/you/we/they shiver he/she/it shivers present participle shivering past tense shivered past participle shivered * if you shiver, your body shakes slightly, for… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 shiver — I n. a shiver went up and down my spine II v. 1) (D; intr.) to shiver at (she shivered at the thought of getting up) 2) (D; intr.) to shiver from, with (to shiver from the cold) * * * [ ʃɪvə] with (to shiver from the cold) (D; intr.) to shiver… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 20 shiver — {{11}}shiver (n.) small piece, c.1200, probably related to M.L.G. schever, schiver splinter, from P.Gmc. *skif split (Cf. O.H.G. skivaro, Ger. Schiefer splinter, slate ). Commonly in phrases to shivers. Also, shiver is still dialectal for… …

    Etymology dictionary