Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of LAVE

Pronunciation:  leyv

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  wash one's face and hands; "She freshened up in the bathroom"
  2. [v]  cleanse (one's body) with soap and water
  3. [v]  wash or flow against; "the waves laved the shore"

LAVE is a 4 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: lap, wash, wash, wash up
 See Also: clean, cleanse, flow, freshen, freshen up, gargle, hush, lave, refresh, refreshen, rinse, scrub, scrub up, shampoo, sponge down



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Lave\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Laved}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Laving}.] [F. laver, L. lavare, akin to luere to wash, Gr.
    ?. Cf. {Ablution}, {Deluge}, {Lavender}, {Lava}, {Lotion}.]
    To wash; to bathe; as, to lave a bruise.
          His feet the foremost breakers lave.     --Byron.
  2. \Lave\, v. i.
    To bathe; to wash one's self.
          In her chaste current oft the goddess laves. --Pope.
  3. \Lave\, v. t. [OE. laven. See {Lavish}.]
    To lade, dip, or pour out. [Obs.] --Dryden.
  4. \Lave\, n. [AS. l[=a]f the remainder, what is left. ?. See
    The remainder; others. [Scot.] --Bp. Hall.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: baptize, bath, bathe, brew, douche, drench, drouk, flush, flush out, gargle, holystone, imbrue, imbue, impregnate, infiltrate, infuse, inject, irrigate, lap, lather, launder, leach, lip, lixiviate, macerate, mop, mop up, percolate, permeate, rinse, rinse out, ritually immerse, saturate, scour, scrub, scrub up, seethe, shampoo, shower, sluice, sluice out, soak, soap, sodden, sop, souse, sponge, steep, swab, syringe, toivel, tub, wash, wash out, wash up, waterlog