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.
- To remove the beard or other body hair from, with a razor or shaver: The barber lathered his face and then shaved him.
- To cut (the beard, for example) at the surface of the skin with a razor or shaver.
- To crop, trim, or mow closely: shave a meadow.
- To remove thin slices from: shave a board.
- To cut or scrape into thin slices; shred: shave chocolate.
- To come close to or graze in passing. See Synonyms at brush1.
- To limit the number of (points) scored by one's own team in an athletic contest by point-shaving.
- To purchase (a note) at a reduction greater than the legal or customary rate.
- To cut (a price) by a slight margin.
- To remove the beard or other body hair with a razor or shaver.
- The act, process, or result of shaving.
- A thin slice or scraping; a shaving.
- Any of various tools used for shaving.