- Present participle of lave.
- The act by which something is laved or washed.
Variant of lave
transitive verblaved, laving
- to wash or bathe
- to flow along or against
- to dip or pour with or as with a ladle
Origin of laveMiddle English laven ; from Old English and amp; OFr: Old English lafian (akin to Middle Dutch laven, Old High German labon) ; from Classical Latin lavare; Old French laver ; from Classical Latin lavare ; from Indo-European base an unverified form lou-, to wash from source lather, lye
to wash or bathe