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SHIVER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does shiver mean? 

SHIVER (noun)
  The noun SHIVER has 2 senses:

1. a reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement
2. an almost pleasurable sensation of fright

  Familiarity information: SHIVER used as a noun is rare.


SHIVER (verb)
  The verb SHIVER has 2 senses:

1. tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement
2. shake, as from cold

  Familiarity information: SHIVER used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SHIVER (noun)


Sense 1shiver [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

shiver; tremble; shake

Hypernyms ("shiver" is a kind of...):

inborn reflex; innate reflex; instinctive reflex; physiological reaction; reflex; unconditioned reflex (an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus)


Sense 2shiver [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An almost pleasurable sensation of fright

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

tingle; frisson; quiver; shudder; thrill; shiver; chill

Context example:

a frisson of surprise shot through him

Hypernyms ("shiver" is a kind of...):

fear; fearfulness; fright (an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight))


SHIVER (verb)


Sense 1shiver [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

shiver; shudder; thrill; throb

Hypernyms (to "shiver" is one way to...):

tremble (move or jerk quickly and involuntarily up and down or sideways)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


Sense 2shiver [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Shake, as from cold

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

shudder; shiver

Context example:

The children are shivering--turn on the heat!

Hypernyms (to "shiver" is one way to...):

move involuntarily; move reflexively (move in an uncontrolled manner)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


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