Shave Definition

shāv
shaved, shaven, shaves, shaving
verb
shaved, shaven, shaves, shaving
To cut off hair or the beard with a razor or shaver; shave oneself.
Webster's New World
To cut off (hair, esp. the beard) at the surface of the skin.
Webster's New World
To cut or scrape away a thin slice or slices from.
To shave the edge of a door.
Webster's New World
To cut or scrape into thin sections or slices.
Shaved ham.
Webster's New World
To cut short or trim (grass, etc.) closely.
Webster's New World
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noun
shaves
The act or an instance of shaving the beard.
Webster's New World
A tool used for cutting thin slices, as of wood, from a surface.
Webster's New World
Any of various tools used for shaving.
American Heritage

(US, slang, dated) An exorbitant discount on a note.

Wiktionary

(US, slang, dated) A premium paid for an extension of the time of delivery or payment, or for the right to vary a stock contract in any particular.

Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Shave

Noun

Singular:
shave
Plural:
shaves

Origin of Shave

  • From Middle English shaven, schaven, from Old English scafan (“to shave, scrape, shred, polish"), from Proto-Germanic *skabanÄ… (“to scratch"), from Proto-Indo-European *skÀbÊ°-, *skabÊ°- (“to cut, split, form, carve"). Cognate with West Frisian skave, Dutch schaven (“to shave, plane"), German schaben (“to scrape, shave"), Danish skave, Swedish skava (“to scrape, chafe"), Icelandic skafa.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English shaven to scrape from Old English sceafan

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old English sceafa

    From Wiktionary

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