verb (used without object)
to shake or tremble with cold, fear, excitement, etc.
(of a fore-and-aft sail) to shake when too close to the wind.
(of a sailing vessel) to be headed so close to the wind that the sails shake.
a tremulous motion; a tremble or quiver:
The thought sent a shiver down her spine.
shivers, an attack of shivering or chills (usually preceded by the).
verb (used with or without object)
to break or split into fragments.
a fragment; splinter.
to shake or tremble, as from cold or fear
(of a sail) to luff; flap or shake
(of a sailing vessel) to sail close enough to the wind to make the sails luff
the act of shivering; a tremulous motion
the shivers, an attack of shivering, esp through fear or illness
to break or cause to break into fragments
a splintered piece
adjective 1. inclined to or characterized by shivers, quivers, or tremors. 2. causing shivering. adjective 1. readily breaking into shivers or fragments; brittle. adjective 1. inclined to shiver or tremble 2. causing shivering, esp through cold or fear
noun, plural shivoos. Australian. 1. a boisterous party or celebration.
noun 1. a city on S Honshu, in central Japan, on Suruga Bay. noun 1. a city in central Japan, on S Honshu: a centre for green tea; university (1949). Pop: 468 775 (2002 est)
noun 1. a city in NW Albania, on Lake Scutari: a former capital of Albania. noun 1. a market town in NW Albania, on Lake Shkodër: an Illyrian capital in the first millennium bc. Pop: about 90 000 (2003 est) Italian name Scutari