verb (used without object), shaved, shaved or (especially in combination) shav·en, shav·ing.
verb (used with object), shaved, shaved or (especially in combination) shav·en, shav·ing.
Origin of shave
Synonyms for shave
Related Words for shavedtrim, pare, kiss, shred, skim, brush, slash, shear, prune, cut, peel, clip, strip, decorticate, crop, graze, plane, barber, skin, touch
Examples from the Web for shaved
Contemporary Examples of shaved
He was one of living symbols of “White Ribbon Revolution” of 2012, always in black, slim, shaved, almost a monk.Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015
December 25, 2014
And when he shaved clean the perfectly coiffed hair, she was viscerally horrified.From Fashion Player to Photographer Monk
December 3, 2014
At least Jake Gyllenhaal shaved off his grotesque face scarf this year.Leo, the Beard Has to Go: When a Man’s Facial Hair Reaches Crisis Point
September 22, 2014
I was really strong, I had put on all this muscle for this movie I did and I had a shaved head.Scott Haze on Playing a Necrophiliac in ‘Child of God’ and Naked Paintballing with James Franco
August 3, 2014
France was the host, and their team was a mélange of skin tones and shaved heads the likes of which had never been seen before.Why Americans Should Love the World Cup
June 12, 2014
Historical Examples of shaved
He crossed the ferry and went to the hotel, where he shaved and freshened himself.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
If he was shaved to-morrow, I'd engage you'd see it fast enough.Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)
"Say rather an ass, shaved and painted to resemble a zebra," muttered John.Homeward Bound
James Fenimore Cooper
He also shaved and cut the hair of the village, a trade learned by him when he was in the army.A Zola Dictionary
J. G. Patterson
The upper lip was shaved, and the eyebrows were heavy and grayish black.Cap'n Warren's Wards
Joseph C. Lincoln
verb shaves, shaving, shaved, shaved or shaven (mainly tr)
Word Origin for shave
Old English sceafan (strong verb, past tense scof, past participle scafen), "to scrape, shave, polish," from Proto-Germanic *skaban (cf. Old Norse skafa, Middle Dutch scaven, German schaben, Gothic skaban "scratch, shave, scrape"), from PIE *skabh-, collateral form of root *(s)kep- "to cut, to scrape, to hack" (see scabies). Related: Shaved; shaving. Original strong verb status is preserved in past tense form shaven. Specifically in reference to cutting the hair close from mid-13c. Figurative sense of "to strip (someone) of money or possessions" is attested from late 14c.
c.1600, "something shaved off;" from shave (v.); Old English sceafa meant "tool for shaving." Meaning "operation of shaving" is from 1838. Meaning "a grazing touch" is recorded from 1834. Phrase a close shave is from 1856, on notion of "a slight, grazing touch."
see close call (shave).