Shiv·er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shivered p. pr. & vb. n. Shivering.] To break into many small pieces, or splinters; to shatter; to dash to pieces by a blow; as, to shiver a glass goblet.
All the ground
With shivered armor strown. --Milton.
adj : vibrating slightly and irregularly; as e.g. with fear or
cold or like the leaves of an aspen in a breeze; "a
quaking bog"; "the quaking child asked for more";
"quivering leaves of a poplar tree"; "with shaking
knees"; "seemed shaky on her feet"; "sparkling light
from the shivering crystals of the chandelier";
"trembling hands" [syn: quaking, quivering, shaking,
n : a sensation of cold that often marks the start of an
infection and the development of a fever [syn: chill]