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shaving Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun the act of removing hair with a razor
  2. noun a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something
    paring; sliver.
  3. noun the act of brushing against while passing
    skimming; grazing.
  4. verb remove body hair with a razor
  5. verb cut closely
    shave; trim.
    • trim my beard
  6. verb cut the price of
    shave; knock off.
  7. verb cut or remove with or as if with a plane
    shave; plane.
    • The machine shaved off fine layers from the piece of wood
  8. verb make shavings of or reduce to shavings
    • shave the radish
  9. verb touch the surface of lightly
    • His back shaved the counter in passing

Shav"ing noun
  1. The act of one who, or that which, shaves; specifically, the act of cutting off the beard with a razor.
  2. That which is shaved off; a thin slice or strip pared off with a shave, a knife, a plane, or other cutting instrument. "Shaving of silver." Chaucer.

Webster 1913