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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shave, shaving(verb)

    the act of removing hair with a razor

  2. shave(verb)

    remove body hair with a razor

  3. shave, trim(verb)

    cut closely

    "trim my beard"

  4. shave, knock off(verb)

    cut the price of

  5. plane, shave(verb)

    cut or remove with or as if with a plane

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

  6. shave(verb)

    make shavings of or reduce to shavings

    "shave the radish"

  7. shave(verb)

    touch the surface of lightly

    "His back shaved the counter in passing"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shave

    obs. p. p. of Shave

  2. Shave(verb)

    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

  3. Shave(verb)

    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

  4. Shave(verb)

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

  5. Shave(verb)

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

  6. Shave(verb)

    to strip; to plunder; to fleece

  7. Shave(verb)

    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

  8. Shave(verb)

    a thin slice; a shaving

  9. Shave(verb)

    a cutting of the beard; the operation of shaving

  10. Shave(verb)

    an exorbitant discount on a note

  11. Shave(verb)

    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

  12. Shave(verb)

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

  13. Shave(verb)

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

  14. Origin: [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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  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. Detroit Journal:

    Socialism is Bolshevism with a shave.

  2. Amy Stinnett:

    In order to fix the high and tight, I had to shave his head – like he has no hair.

  3. Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.:

    The best reason I can think of for not running for President of the United States is that you have to shave twice a day.

  4. 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.

  5. Public Health Minister Ferozuddin Feroz:

    We give them a proper shave, they will take a shower, winter clothing and treatment will follow, we will return them as normal members of society.

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