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Meaning of SHAVING

Pronunciation:  'sheyving

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of brushing against while passing
  2. [n]  the act of removing hair with a razor
  3. [n]  a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something

SHAVING is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: grazing, paring, shave, skimming, sliver
 See Also: depilation, epilation, fragment, splint, tonsure, touch, touching



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Shav"ing\, n.
1. The act of one who, or that which, shaves; specifically,
   the act of cutting off the beard with a razor.

2. That which is shaved off; a thin slice or strip pared off
   with a shave, a knife, a plane, or other cutting
   instrument. ``Shaving of silver.'' --Chaucer.

{Shaving brush}, a brush used in lathering the face
   preparatory to shaving it.