What does shaving mean?

Definitions for shaving
ˈʃeɪ vɪŋshav·ing

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

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.

How to pronounce shaving?

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How to say shaving in sign language?

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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. Tom Torres:

    My life is all screwed up, that's the reason I was shaving on the train.

  2. Alex Kroll:

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

  3. Henry Ford:

    Competition is the keen cutting edge of business, always shaving away at costs.

  4. Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas:

    As your attorney i advise you to take a hit out of the small brown bottle in my shaving kit.

  5. Gennadiy Goldberg:

    This brings considerable downside risks to GDP revisions, likely shaving 0.3 percentage point.

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