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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Shave  \Shave\,  v.  t.  [imp.  {Shaved};p.  p.  {Shaved}  or  {Shaven}; 
  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  to  dig,  Gr 
  ????,  and  probably  to  L.  scabere  to  scratch,  to  scrape.  Cf 
  {Scab},  {Shaft},  {Shape}.] 
  1.  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;  as  to  shave  the  beard. 
  2.  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  as  to  shave  the  face  or  the  crown 
  of  the  head;  he  shaved  himself. 
  I'll  shave  your  crown  for  this  --Shak. 
  The  laborer  with  the  bending  scythe  is  seen  Shaving 
  the  surface  of  the  waving  green.  --Gay. 
  3.  To  cut  off  thin  slices  from  to  cut  in  thin  slices. 
  Plants  bruised  or  shaven  in  leaf  or  root.  --Bacon. 
  4.  To  skim  along  or  near  the  surface  of  to  pass  close  to  or 
  touch  lightly,  in  passing. 
  Now  shaves  with  level  wing  the  deep.  --Milton. 
  5.  To  strip;  to  plunder;  to  fleece.  [Colloq.] 
  {To  shave  a  note},  to  buy  it  at  a  discount  greater  than  the 
  legal  rate  of  interest,  or  to  deduct  in  discounting  it 
  more  than  the  legal  rate  allows.  [Cant,  U.S.] 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  having  the  beard  or  hair  cut  off  close  to  the  skin  [syn:  {shaven}] 
  [ant:  {unshaven}] 

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