What does shave mean?

Definitions for shave
ʃeɪvshave

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word shave.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. shave, shavingverb

    the act of removing hair with a razor

  2. shaveverb

    remove body hair with a razor

  3. shave, trimverb

    cut closely

    "trim my beard"

  4. shave, knock offverb

    cut the price of

  5. plane, shaveverb

    cut or remove with or as if with a plane

    "The machine shaved off fine layers from the piece of wood"

  6. shaveverb

    make shavings of or reduce to shavings

    "shave the radish"

  7. shaveverb

    touch the surface of lightly

    "His back shaved the counter in passing"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shave

    obs. p. p. of Shave

    Etymology: [OE. shaven, schaven, AS. scafan, sceafan; akin to D. schaven, G. schaben, Icel. skafa, Sw. skafva, Dan. skave, Goth. scaban, Russ. kopate to dig, Gr. ska`ptein, and probably to L. scabere to scratch, to scrape. Cf. Scab, Shaft, Shape.]

  2. Shaveverb

    to cut or pare off from the surface of a body with a razor or other edged instrument; to cut off closely, as with a razor; as, to shave the beard

    Etymology: [OE. shaven, schaven, AS. scafan, sceafan; akin to D. schaven, G. schaben, Icel. skafa, Sw. skafva, Dan. skave, Goth. scaban, Russ. kopate to dig, Gr. ska`ptein, and probably to L. scabere to scratch, to scrape. Cf. Scab, Shaft, Shape.]

  3. Shaveverb

    to make bare or smooth by cutting off closely the surface, or surface covering, of; especially, to remove the hair from with a razor or other sharp instrument; to take off the beard or hair of; as, to shave the face or the crown of the head; he shaved himself

    Etymology: [OE. shaven, schaven, AS. scafan, sceafan; akin to D. schaven, G. schaben, Icel. skafa, Sw. skafva, Dan. skave, Goth. scaban, Russ. kopate to dig, Gr. ska`ptein, and probably to L. scabere to scratch, to scrape. Cf. Scab, Shaft, Shape.]

  4. Shaveverb

    to cut off thin slices from; to cut in thin slices

    Etymology: [OE. shaven, schaven, AS. scafan, sceafan; akin to D. schaven, G. schaben, Icel. skafa, Sw. skafva, Dan. skave, Goth. scaban, Russ. kopate to dig, Gr. ska`ptein, and probably to L. scabere to scratch, to scrape. Cf. Scab, Shaft, Shape.]

  5. Shaveverb

    to skim along or near the surface of; to pass close to, or touch lightly, in passing

    Etymology: [OE. shaven, schaven, AS. scafan, sceafan; akin to D. schaven, G. schaben, Icel. skafa, Sw. skafva, Dan. skave, Goth. scaban, Russ. kopate to dig, Gr. ska`ptein, and probably to L. scabere to scratch, to scrape. Cf. Scab, Shaft, Shape.]

  6. Shaveverb

    to strip; to plunder; to fleece

    Etymology: [OE. shaven, schaven, AS. scafan, sceafan; akin to D. schaven, G. schaben, Icel. skafa, Sw. skafva, Dan. skave, Goth. scaban, Russ. kopate to dig, Gr. ska`ptein, and probably to L. scabere to scratch, to scrape. Cf. Scab, Shaft, Shape.]

  7. Shaveverb

    to use a razor for removing the beard; to cut closely; hence, to be hard and severe in a bargain; to practice extortion; to cheat

    Etymology: [OE. shaven, schaven, AS. scafan, sceafan; akin to D. schaven, G. schaben, Icel. skafa, Sw. skafva, Dan. skave, Goth. scaban, Russ. kopate to dig, Gr. ska`ptein, and probably to L. scabere to scratch, to scrape. Cf. Scab, Shaft, Shape.]

  8. Shaveverb

    a thin slice; a shaving

    Etymology: [OE. shaven, schaven, AS. scafan, sceafan; akin to D. schaven, G. schaben, Icel. skafa, Sw. skafva, Dan. skave, Goth. scaban, Russ. kopate to dig, Gr. ska`ptein, and probably to L. scabere to scratch, to scrape. Cf. Scab, Shaft, Shape.]

  9. Shaveverb

    a cutting of the beard; the operation of shaving

    Etymology: [OE. shaven, schaven, AS. scafan, sceafan; akin to D. schaven, G. schaben, Icel. skafa, Sw. skafva, Dan. skave, Goth. scaban, Russ. kopate to dig, Gr. ska`ptein, and probably to L. scabere to scratch, to scrape. Cf. Scab, Shaft, Shape.]

  10. Shaveverb

    an exorbitant discount on a note

    Etymology: [OE. shaven, schaven, AS. scafan, sceafan; akin to D. schaven, G. schaben, Icel. skafa, Sw. skafva, Dan. skave, Goth. scaban, Russ. kopate to dig, Gr. ska`ptein, and probably to L. scabere to scratch, to scrape. Cf. Scab, Shaft, Shape.]

  11. Shaveverb

    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

    Etymology: [OE. shaven, schaven, AS. scafan, sceafan; akin to D. schaven, G. schaben, Icel. skafa, Sw. skafva, Dan. skave, Goth. scaban, Russ. kopate to dig, Gr. ska`ptein, and probably to L. scabere to scratch, to scrape. Cf. Scab, Shaft, Shape.]

  12. Shaveverb

    a hand tool consisting of a sharp blade with a handle at each end; a drawing knife; a spokeshave

    Etymology: [OE. shaven, schaven, AS. scafan, sceafan; akin to D. schaven, G. schaben, Icel. skafa, Sw. skafva, Dan. skave, Goth. scaban, Russ. kopate to dig, Gr. ska`ptein, and probably to L. scabere to scratch, to scrape. Cf. Scab, Shaft, Shape.]

  13. Shaveverb

    the act of passing very near to, so as almost to graze; as, the bullet missed by a close shave

    Etymology: [OE. shaven, schaven, AS. scafan, sceafan; akin to D. schaven, G. schaben, Icel. skafa, Sw. skafva, Dan. skave, Goth. scaban, Russ. kopate to dig, Gr. ska`ptein, and probably to L. scabere to scratch, to scrape. Cf. Scab, Shaft, Shape.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Shave

    shāv, v.t. to cut off the hair with a razor: to pare closely: to make smooth by paring: to cut in thin slices: to skim along the surface: to strip, swindle.—v.i. to remove hair by a razor:—pa.p. shāved or shā′ven.n. the act of shaving: a paring: a narrow miss or escape: a piece of financial knavery.—ns. Shave′-grass, the scouring-rush; Shave′ling, a monk or friar, from his shaven crown; Shā′ver, one who shaves: a barber: a sharp or extortionate dealer: (coll.) a chap, youngster; Shā′ving, the act of shaving: that which is shaved or pared off; Shā′ving-bā′sin, -bowl, -brush, a basin, bowl, brush, used by persons shaving.—Close, or Near, shave, a very narrow escape. [A.S. sceafan, scafan; Dut. schaven, Ger. schaben, L. scabĕre, to scrape, Gr. skaptein, to dig.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. shave

    A close run; a narrow escape from a collision.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shave in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shave in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of shave in a Sentence

  1. Jenny Kern:

    [ He ] incrementally asked me to take my clothes off, he started saying things, improvising as this detective character : ‘ I can see your t -- s, ’ ‘ I can see you shave your p --- y. ’ He did it until I finally cried. Aspiring actress Jacqueline Mueller, who served as an intern in 2008 at Henry’s casting office Ulrich/Dawson/Kritzer. Jacqueline Mueller shared a similar experience with The Hollywood Reporter.

  2. David Nunez:

    Right now, contractors that wouldn't even touch some of the smaller jobs are bidding on them to keep going, refiners are coming to us and asking us where we can shave off some costs for them, and we are cutting our markups on supplies and other items.

  3. Michael Mina:

    Let's say it's a Monday or on Day Zero you get exposed. Day three, you might turn positive on a PCR later that night. Day three and a half or maybe early day four you might turn positive on an antigen test. And so, the whole idea of twice a week is to shave off a considerable part of people's infectious course, and so, if you're using it twice a week, even if you turn positive in the middle of your two tests, by the time you do test, especially because it's rapid, you'll be able to pull yourself out when you've only been spreading for one and a half or two days instead of five days and six days.

  4. Ted Turner, A speech to the McCallie School in Chattanooga, TN:

    Hell, we spent $200 Billion to get a scared guy who needed a shave out of a fox-hole! And he may even die of prostate cancer before we even get a chance to try him, dammit!

  5. David Crow:

    Romero didn't even shave his mustache for the role. He put the make-up on top of the mustache. He had a lot of fun with it.

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