AskDefine | Define shaven

Dictionary Definition

shave n : the act of removing hair with a razor [syn: shaving]


1 remove body hair with a razor
2 cut closely; "trim my beard" [syn: trim]
3 cut the price of [syn: knock off]
4 cut or remove with or as if with a plane; "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" [also: shaven]shaven adj : having the beard or hair cut off close to the skin [syn: shaved] [ant: unshaven]shaven See shave

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. Having been shaved.

Usage notes

  • The words shaven and shaved have no semantical difference, although shaven is especially used in combination.


having been shaved


  1. past participle of shave
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