verb (used with object), laved, lav·ing.
verb (used without object), laved, lav·ing.
Origin of lave1
Definition for lave (2 of 3)
Origin of lave2
Definition for lave (3 of 3)
Origin of lave3
Examples from the Web for lave
Both Lave and Dekle told The Daily Beast the motion is not far-fetched and will have to be taken seriously.Woman Accuses Zimmerman of Molesting Her, but Is It Relevant?|Aram Roston|July 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Why would we want money whin there's gowld to be had for the diggin', av we got lave to dig it?Ireland as It Is|Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
I lave ye here,' he says, 'f'r to complete th' victhry ye have so nobly begun,' he says.Mr. Dooley in Peace and in War|Finley Peter Dunne
I lave that to your own discretion, Dora; but you haven't heard, nor can you tell me anything, but what must be to her credit.The Emigrants Of Ahadarra|William Carleton
See if ye can't get um to lave the islands peaceable, Heller.
Andrew Jackson, if I catch ye fightin' once more, I'll be afther givin' ye lave to lave the school.The Crossing|Winston Churchill
British Dictionary definitions for lave
Word Origin for lave
Word Origin and History for lave
c.1200, from Old English gelafian "wash by pouring, pour (water)," possibly an early English or West Germanic borrowing (cf. Dutch laven, German laben) of Latin lavare "to wash," or its Old French descendant, laver. Latin lavare is from PIE *leu(e)- "to wash" (cf. Latin luere "to wash," Greek louein "to wash, bathe," Old Irish loathar "basin," Breton laouer "trough," Old English leaþor "lather").