What does shaving mean?

Definitions for shaving
ˈʃeɪ vɪŋshav·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shave, shaving(noun)

    the act of removing hair with a razor

  2. paring, sliver, shaving(noun)

    a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something

  3. grazing, shaving, skimming(noun)

    the act of brushing against while passing

Wiktionary

  1. shaving(Noun)

    A thin, shaved off slice of wood, metal, or other material.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shaving

    of Shave

  2. Shaving(noun)

    the act of one who, or that which, shaves; specifically, the act of cutting off the beard with a razor

  3. Shaving(noun)

    that which is shaved off; a thin slice or strip pared off with a shave, a knife, a plane, or other cutting instrument

Freebase

  1. Shaving

    Shaving is the removal of hair, by using a razor or any other kind of bladed implement, to slice it down to the level of the skin. Shaving is most commonly practiced by men to remove their facial hair and by women to remove their leg and underarm hair. A man is called clean-shaven if he has had his beard entirely removed. Both men and women sometimes shave their undercheek hair, chest hair, abdominal hair, leg hair, underarm hair, pubic hair or any other bodily hair. Head shaving is much more common among men. It is often associated with religious practice, the armed forces and some competitive sports such as swimming, running and extreme sports. Historically, head shaving has also been used to humiliate, punish and show submission to an authority, and also as part of a fund-raising efforts, particularly for cancer research organizations and charitable organizations that serve cancer patients. The shaving of head hair is also sometimes done by cancer patients when their treatment may result in partial hair loss. It has become common for men with partial male pattern baldness.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shaving in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shaving in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of shaving in a Sentence

  1. Israeli Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon:

    There is no danger to the banks' stability. They profit when they are sleeping and shaving, all the time we are scared the banks will collapse but in the meantime, citizens collapse.

  2. Georgia Hull:

    She can’t chew, and she’s eating mashed up foods and drinking through a straw. But we’re getting there. they are absolutely amazing and we can’t manage without them, she said. It saved an awful lot of time for us that day in getting her to hospital. We’ve got a lot of fundraising going on for the air ambulance as a result of this. The guy who drove Georgia from the track to meet the air ambulance, he has had a long beard for 20 years and at the Royal Cornwall Show he is shaving it off to raise funds.

  3. David Letterman:

    I used to say, every day, ‘I am so sick and tired of shaving.’ … And I just thought, the first thing I will do when I am not on TV is stop shaving. And everybody hates it. My wife hates it. My son hates it. But it’s interesting. I’ve kind of developed a real creepy look with it that I’m sort of enjoying. And I can tell that people are off-put by it. And the more people implore me to shave, the stronger my resolve is to not shave.

  4. Woody Allen, "Without Feathers":

    Whosoever shall not fall by the sword or by famine, shall fall by pestilence, so why bother shaving?

  5. Alex Kroll:

    Getting ideas is like shaving if you don't do it every day, you're a bum.

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