(third-person singular simple present daves, present participle daving, simple past and past participle daved)
From Middle English deven, deaven (“to make deaf"), from Old English dÄ“afian (“to wax or become deaf") and Old Norse deyfa (“to make deaf, make blunt, numb, soothe, allay"). Cognate with Norwegian dialectal dÃ¸yva (“to deafen, make dull").
dave - Computer Definition
A file sharing program from Thursby Software Systems, Inc., Arlington, TX (www.thursby.com) that allows a Macintosh to share files with a PC. Designed specifically for and needing installation only on the Mac, DAVE works with Microsoft's native SMB/CIFS file sharing protocols and uses TCP/IP as its transport mechanism instead of AppleTalk. MacSOHO was another Thursby product that used NetBEUI as the transport instead of TCP/IP, but was later discontinued.