verb (used without object), shaved, shaved or (especially in combination) shaven, shaving.
to remove a growth of beard with a razor.
verb (used with object), shaved, shaved or (especially in combination) shaven, shaving.
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.
a thin slice; a shaving.
any of various tools for shaving, scraping, removing thin slices, etc.
verb (mainly transitive) shaves, shaving, shaved, shaved, shaven
(also intransitive) to remove (the beard, hair, etc) from (the face, head, or body) by scraping the skin with a razor
to cut or trim very closely
to reduce to shavings
to remove thin slices from (wood, etc) with a sharp cutting tool; plane or pare
to touch or graze in passing
(informal) to reduce (a price) by a slight amount
(US, commerce) to purchase (a commercial paper) at a greater rate of discount than is customary or legal
the act or an instance of shaving
any tool for scraping
a thin slice or shaving
an instance of barely touching something
(informal) close shave, a narrow escape
shatting on one’s uppers
see: close call (shave)
plain of Kirja-thaim where Chedorlaomer defeated the Emims, the original inhabitants (Gen. 14:5). Now Kureiyat, north of Dibon, in the land of Moab.
noun 1. Older Use: Disparaging. a clergyman with a shaven or tonsured head. 2. a young fellow; youngster. noun (archaic) 1. (derogatory) a priest or clergyman with a shaven head 2. a young fellow; youth
verb 1. a past participle of shave. adjective 2. closely trimmed. verb (used without object), shaved, shaved or (especially in combination) shaven, shaving. 1. to remove a growth of beard with a razor. verb (used with object), shaved, shaved or (especially in combination) shaven, shaving. 2. to remove hair from (the face, legs, etc.) by […]
noun 1. a person or thing that shaves. 2. an electric razor. 3. Informal. a small boy; youngster. 4. a fellow. 5. a person who makes close bargains or is extortionate. noun 1. a person or thing that shaves 2. Also called electric razor, electric shaver. an electrically powered implement for shaving, having reciprocating or […]