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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Shave  \Shave\, 
  obs.  p.  p.  of  {Shave}.  --Chaucer. 
  His  beard  was  shave  as  nigh  as  ever  he  can.  --Chaucer. 
  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Shave  \Shave\,  n.  [AS.  scafa,  sceafa  a  sort  of  knife.  See 
  {Shave},  v.  t.] 
  1.  A  thin  slice;  a  shaving.  --Wright. 
  2.  A  cutting  of  the  beard;  the  operation  of  shaving. 
  a  An  exorbitant  discount  on  a  note.  [Cant,  U.S.] 
  b  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.  [Cant,  U.S.]  --N.  Biddle. 
  4.  A  hand  tool  consisting  of  a  sharp  blade  with  a  handle  at 
  each  end  a  drawing  knife;  a  spokeshave. 
  5.  The  act  of  passing  very  near  to  so  as  almost  to  graze; 
  as  the  bullet  missed  by  a  close  shave.  [Colloq.] 
  {Shave  grass}  (Bot.),  the  scouring  rush.  See  the  Note  under 
  {Shave  hook},  a  tool  for  scraping  metals,  consisting  of  a 
  sharp-edged  triangular  steel  plate  attached  to  a  shank  and 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  the  act  of  removing  hair  with  a  razor  [syn:  {shaving}] 
  v  1:  remove  body  hair  with  a  razor  [syn:  {epilate}] 
  2:  cut  closely;  "trim  my  beard"  [syn:  {trim}] 
  3:  cut  the  price  of  [syn:  {knock  off}] 
  4:  cut  slices  from  "The  machine  shaved  off  fine  layers  from 
  the  piece  of  wood"  [syn:  {plane}] 
  5:  make  shavings  of  or  reduce  to  shavings;  "shave  the  radish" 
  6:  touch  the  surface  of  lightly;  "His  back  shaved  the  counter 
  in  passing" 

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