shaving

noun shav·ing \ ˈshā-viŋ \
Updated on: 28 Nov 2017

Definition of shaving

1 : the act of one that shaves
2 : something shaved off
  • wood shavings

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First Known Use of shaving

14th century



SHAVING Defined for English Language Learners

shaving

noun

Definition of shaving for English Language Learners

  • : a very thin piece removed from something with a sharp tool


SHAVING Defined for Kids

shaving

noun shav·ing \ ˈshā-viŋ \

Definition of shaving for Students

: a thin slice or strip sliced or trimmed off with a cutting tool
  • wood shavings


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