from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To remove the beard or other body hair from, with a razor or shaver: The barber lathered his face and then shaved him.
- transitive v. To cut (the beard, for example) at the surface of the skin with a razor or shaver.
- transitive v. To crop, trim, or mow closely: shave a meadow.
- transitive v. To remove thin slices from: shave a board.
- transitive v. To cut or scrape into thin slices; shred: shave chocolate.
- transitive v. To come close to or graze in passing. See Synonyms at brush1.
- transitive v. To limit the number of (points) scored by one's own team in an athletic contest by point-shaving.
- transitive v. To purchase (a note) at a reduction greater than the legal or customary rate.
- transitive v. To cut (a price) by a slight margin.
- intransitive v. To remove the beard or other body hair with a razor or shaver.
- n. The act, process, or result of shaving.
- n. A thin slice or scraping; a shaving.
- n. Any of various tools used for shaving.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To make bald by using a tool such as a razor or pair of electric clippers to cut the hair close to the skin.
- v. To do the same to one's face.
- v. To cut finely, as with slices of meat.
- v. to make a passage at a close distance
- n. An instance of shaving.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- obs. p. p. of shave.
- transitive v. 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.
- transitive v. 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
- transitive v. To cut off thin slices from; to cut in thin slices.
- transitive v. To skim along or near the surface of; to pass close to, or touch lightly, in passing.
- transitive v. To strip; to plunder; to fleece.
- intransitive v. 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.
- n. A thin slice; a shaving.
- n. A cutting of the beard; the operation of shaving.
- n. An exorbitant discount on a note.
- n. 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.
- n. A hand tool consisting of a sharp blade with a handle at each end; a drawing knife; a spokeshave.
- n. The act of passing very near to, so as almost to graze.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To remove by a slicing, paring, or sliding action of a keen-edged instrument; especially, to remove by cutting close to the skin with a razor: sometimes with off: as, to shave the beard.
- To make bare by cutting off the hair, or the like: as, to shave the chin or head; also, to remove the hair or beard of with a razor: as, to shave a man: often used figuratively.
- To cut down gradually by taking off thin shavings or parings: as, to shave shingles or hoops.
- To skim along or near the surface of; pass very close to; come very near touching or grazing. Compare shave, n., 3.
- To strip; fleéce; cheat; swindle.
- Synonyms and Peel, Shave off, etc. See pare, transitive verb
- To remove the beard with a razor; use a razor in removing the beard or hair from the face or head.
- To be hard or extortionate in bargains; specifically, to purchase notes or securities at a greater discount than is common.
- n. The act or operation of shaving; the being shaved.
- n. A shaving; a thin paring.
- n. Motion so close to something as almost to scrape or graze it; a very close approach; hence, an exceedingly narrow miss or escape: often with close or near.
- n. A knife with a long blade and a handle at each end, for shaving hoops, spokes (a spoke-shave), etc.; a drawing-knife, used by shoe-makers.
- n. In stock transactions, a premium or consideration paid for an extension of time of delivery or payment, or for the right to vary a contract in some particular.
- n. The proportion of receipts paid by a local theatrical manager to a traveling company or combination.
- n. One who is close or hard in bargaining; specifically, one who shaves notes.
- n. A trick; a piece of knavery, especially in money matters; hence, by extension, any piece of deception.
- n. A Middle English past participle of shave.
- In hat-making, to rub down the outside of (a felt hat), as with pumice or sandpaper.
- To remove a thin film of oxid from a metal surface, as of sheet-lead or lead-pipe, so as to expose a clean area to receive the solder in making a joint.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. cut the price of
- v. cut or remove with or as if with a plane
- v. remove body hair with a razor
- v. cut closely
- v. make shavings of or reduce to shavings
- v. touch the surface of lightly
- n. the act of removing hair with a razor
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