Often, shavings. a very thin piece or slice, especially of wood.
the act of a person or thing that shaves.
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.
a thin paring or slice, esp of wood, that has been shaved from something
used when shaving the face, etc: shaving cream
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)
noun 1. a short, cylindrical brush with long, soft, bristles, used in lathering the face before shaving.
noun 1. a preparation, as of soap and free fatty acid, that is lathered and applied to the face to soften and condition the beard for shaving.
noun, Carpentry. 1. a trestle for supporting and steadying a piece of work being shaved.
noun 1. a special soap for lathering the face to soften and condition the beard for shaving, capable of producing a thick lather due to its high fat content and low alkalinity.