shave [sheyv] /ʃeɪv/ Show IPA verb, shaved, shaved or (especially in combination) shaven, shaving, noun
verb (used without object)
to remove a growth of beard with a razor.
verb (used with object)
to remove hair from (the face, legs, etc.) by cutting it off close to the skin with a razor.
to cut off (hair, especially the beard) close to the skin with a razor (often followed by off or away).
to cut or scrape away the surface of with a sharp-edged tool:
to shave hides in preparing leather.
to reduce to shavings
or thin slices:
to shave wood.
to cut or trim closely:
to shave a lawn.
to scrape, graze, or come very near to:
The car just shaved the garage door.
Commerce. to purchase (a note) at a rate of discount greater than is legal or customary.
to reduce or deduct from:
The store shaved the price of winter suits in the spring.
the act, process, or an instance of shaving
or being shaved.
any of various tools for shaving
, scraping, removing thin slices, etc.
before 900; (v.) Middle English schaven, schafen, Old English sc(e)afan; cognate with Dutch schaven to plane (a plank), abrade (the skin), Low German schaven, German schaben, Old Norse skafa to scrape, Gothic skaban to shear, shave; (noun) Middle English schave tool for shaving, Old English sc(e)afa, derivative of the v.
shavable, shaveable, adjective
reshave, verb, reshaved, reshaving.
7. brush, glance, touch.