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lave

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noun \ˈlāv\

Definition of lave

chiefly dialect

  1. :  something that is left :  residue



Origin of lave

Middle English (northern dialect), from Old English lāf; akin to Old English belīfan to remain — more at leave


First Known Use: before 12th century

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lave

verb

Definition of lave

lavedlav·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  wash, bathe b :  to flow along or against

  3. 2 :  pour

  4. intransitive verb
  5. archaic :  to wash oneself :  bathe



Examples of lave

  1. <the cold water from the stream gently laved her burned fingers>



Origin of lave

Middle English, from Old English lafian, from Latin lavare


First Known Use: before 12th century


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