KJV Dictionary Definition: shave


SHAVE, v.t. pret. shaved; pp. shaved or shaven.

1. To cut or pare off something from the surface of the body by a razor or other edged instrument, by rubbing, scraping or drawing the instrument along the surface; as, tto shave the chin and cheeks; to shave the head of its hair.

He shall shave his head in the day of his cleansing. Num. 6.

2. To shave off, to cut off.

Neither shall they shave off the corner of their beard. Lev. 21.

3. To pare close.

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SHA'VED, pp. Pared; made smooth with a razor or other cutting instrument; fleeced.


SHA'VING, ppr. Paring the surface with a razor or ather sharp instrument; making smooth by paring; fleecing.


1. The act of paring the surface.

2. A thin slice pared off with a shave, a knife , a plan or other cutting instrument.