shave

  • 1 Shave — Shave, v. t. [imp. {Shaved} (sh[=a]vd);p. p. {Shaved} or {Shaven} (sh[=a]v n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Shaving}.] [OE. shaven, schaven, AS. scafan, sceafan; akin to D. schaven, G. schaben, Icel. skafa, Sw. skafva, Dan. skave, Goth. scaban, Russ. kopate… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Shave — Shave, n. [AS. scafa, sceafa, a sort of knife. See {Shave}, v. t.] 1. A thin slice; a shaving. Wright. [1913 Webster] 2. A cutting of the beard; the operation of shaving. [1913 Webster] 3. (a) An exorbitant discount on a note. [Cant, U.S.] (b) A… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 shave — [shāv] vt. shaved, shaved or shaven, shaving [ME schaven < OE sceafan, akin to Ger schaben < IE base * (s)kab , to cut > L scabere, to shave] 1. to cut or scrape away a thin slice or slices from [to shave the edge of a door] 2. to cut or …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 Shave — (sh[=a]v), obs. p. p. of {Shave}. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] His beard was shave as nigh as ever he can. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Shave — may refer fo: * to shave refers to the act of shaving * Shave, a song by Enon from their 2003 album Hocus Pocus …

    Wikipedia

  • 6 Shave — Shave, v. i. 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. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 shave — index decrease, minimize Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 shave — vb *brush, graze, glance, skim Analogous words: touch, contact (see corresponding nouns at CONTACT): *escape, avoid …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 shave — The verb has a past form and past participle shaved, but the adjectival form is normally shaven, as in clean shaven …

    Modern English usage

  • 10 shave — [v] cut outer covering off barber, brush, clip, crop, cut, cut back, cut down, decorticate, graze, kiss, make bare, pare, peel, plane, prune, shear, shingle, shred, skim, skin, slash, slice thin, sliver, strip, touch, trim; concepts… …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 shave — ► VERB 1) cut the hair off one s face with a razor. 2) cut the hair off (part of the body) with a razor. 3) cut (a thin slice or slices) off something. 4) reduce by a small amount. 5) pass or send something very close to. ► NOUN 1) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 shave — shave1 S3 [ʃeıv] v ↑razor, ↑shaving cream, ↑towel [: Old English; Origin: scafan] 1.) [I and T] to cut off hair very close to the skin, especially from the face, using a ↑razor ▪ He hadn t shaved for days. ▪ Brian had cu …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 shave — 1 verb 1 (I, T) to cut off hair very close to the skin, especially from the face: I washed and shaved, then hurried out of the house. | His hands shake so badly his wife has to shave him. | shave your head/legs/armpits etc: Once Jenni shaved her… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 shave — [[t]ʃe͟ɪv[/t]] shaves, shaving, shaved 1) VERB When a man shaves, he removes the hair from his face using a razor or shaver so that his face is smooth. He took a bath and shaved before dinner... [V n] He had shaved his face until it was smooth …

    English dictionary

  • 15 shave — shave1 [ ʃeıv ] verb * 1. ) intransitive or transitive to make a part of your body smooth by cutting off the hair using a RAZOR or SHAVER: I cut myself while I was shaving. They wore big boots and had shaved heads. How often do you shave your… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 shave — [c]/ʃeɪv / (say shayv) verb (shaved, shaved or shaven, shaving) –verb (i) 1. to remove a growth of beard with a razor. –verb (t) 2. to remove hair from (the face, legs, etc.) by cutting it close to the skin. 3. Also, shave off, shave away. to cut …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 shave — {{11}}shave (n.) c.1600, something shaved off; from SHAVE (Cf. shave) (v.); O.E. sceafa meant tool for shaving. Meaning a grazing touch is recorded from 1834. Shaver one who shaves is recorded from early 15c.; sense of fellow, chap is slang from… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 18 shave — I UK [ʃeɪv] / US verb Word forms shave : present tense I/you/we/they shave he/she/it shaves present participle shaving past tense shaved past participle shaved * 1) [intransitive/transitive] to make a part of your body smooth by cutting off the… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 shave — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ clean, close, smooth ▪ You can get a really close, smooth shave with this new razor. ▪ quick ▪ wet (BrE) …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 20 shave — I n. 1) to give smb. a shave 2) a close shave 3) (misc.) a close shave ( a narrow escape ) II v. (N; used with an adjective) she shaved me close; he shaved his head bald * * * [ʃeɪv] he shaved his head bald (N; used with an adjective) she shaved… …

    Combinatory dictionary


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