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.
- shavano peak,
- shave biopsy,
Origin of shave
Examples from the Web for unshaved
“You smooth-faced, unshaved fellows, have him always at your elbow,” said Craigie.Flora Lyndsay|Susan Moodie
A huge kerosene lamp overhead afforded fair light—enough at least to show that the crowd was unshaved, unwashed, and squalid.The Gold Diggings of Cape Horn|John R. Spears
I am told to remain here for three days more, unwashed and unshaved!Letters of Lt.-Col. George Brenton Laurie|George Brenton Laurie
There were free draughts of the cheap in beverages flowing fast into the faces of the unlaved, unshaved crew.The Lash|Olin L. Lyman
I can still see M. sitting in his arm-chair in the ragged dressing gown which he wore day and night, unshaved, wrinkled, sixty.The Romance of His Life|Mary Cholmondeley
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).