- To tremble or shake, especially when cold or frightened.
- (nautical, transitive) To cause to shake or tremble, as a sail, by steering close to the wind.
- The man that shivered on the brink of sin, / Thus steeled and hardened, ventures boldly in.
- Mr. Mason, shivering as some one chanced to open the door, asked for more coal to be put on the fire, which had burnt out its flame, though its mass of cinder still shone hot and red. The footman who brought the coal, in going out, stopped near Mr. Eshton’s chair, and said something to him in a low voice, of which I heard only the words, “old woman,”—”quite troublesome.”
- He was shivering a little, for he had always been used to sleeping in a proper bed, and by this time his coat had worn so thin and threadbare from hugging that it was no longer any protection to him.
- Like most human activities, ballooning has sponsored heroes and hucksters and a good deal in between. For every dedicated scientist patiently recording atmospheric pressure and wind speed while shivering at high altitudes, there is a carnival barker with a bevy of pretty girls willing to dangle from a basket or parachute down to earth.
- They stood outside for hours, shivering in the frosty air.
- The act of shivering.
- (medicine) A bodily response to early hypothermia.Wp
- A shiver went up my spine.
- But they had already discovered that he could be bullied, and they had it their own way; and presently Selwyn lay prone upon the nursery floor, impersonating a ladrone while pleasant shivers chased themselves over Drina, whom he was stalking.
- A higher than normal body temperature of a person (or, generally, a mammal), usually caused by disease.
- (usually in combination with one or more preceding words) Any of various diseases.
- A state of excitement or anxiety.
- (Can we verify(+) this sense?) A group of stingrays.
- “I have a fever. I think I’ve the flu.”
- scarlet fever
- an envious fever
- On the way back to the mainland the boat passed over a fever of stingrays, and the sight of them through the glass was enough to colour everything else, and outstrip it.
- They move like thoughts, like memory, like a Wes Anderson diorama of earthly delights: lionfish, an albacore, a fever of stingrays—and then like a wound, a sea turtle at eye level.
- To put into a fever; to affect with fever.
- To become fevered.
- a fevered lip
- the white hand of a lady fever thee