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lave

 (lāv)
tr.v. laved, lav·ing, laves
1. To wash; bathe.
2. To lap or wash against: Waves laved the shore.
3. To refresh or soothe as if by washing: "The quiet and the cool laved her" (Edna Ferber).

[Middle English laven, from Old English gelafian and from Old French laver, both from Latin lavāre; see leu(ə)- in Indo-European roots.]

lave

(leɪv)
vb
an archaic word for wash
[Old English lafian, perhaps from Latin lavāre to wash]

lave1

(leɪv)

v. laved, lav•ing. v.t.
1. to wash; bathe.
2. (of a river, sea, etc.) to flow along, against, or past; wash.
3. Obs. to ladle; pour or dip with a ladle.
v.i.
4. Archaic. to bathe.
[before 900; Middle English, partly < Old French laver < Latin lavāre to wash, partly representing Old English lafian to pour water on, wash, itself perhaps < Latin lavāre]

lave2

(leɪv)

n. Scot.
the remainder; residue.
[before 1000; Middle English (Scots); Old English lāf; c. Old High German leiba, Old Norse leif, Gothic laiba; akin to leave1]

lave


Past participle: laved
Gerund: laving

Imperative
lave
lave
Present
I lave
you lave
he/she/it laves
we lave
you lave
they lave
Preterite
I laved
you laved
he/she/it laved
we laved
you laved
they laved
Present Continuous
I am laving
you are laving
he/she/it is laving
we are laving
you are laving
they are laving
Present Perfect
I have laved
you have laved
he/she/it has laved
we have laved
you have laved
they have laved
Past Continuous
I was laving
you were laving
he/she/it was laving
we were laving
you were laving
they were laving
Past Perfect
I had laved
you had laved
he/she/it had laved
we had laved
you had laved
they had laved
Future
I will lave
you will lave
he/she/it will lave
we will lave
you will lave
they will lave
Future Perfect
I will have laved
you will have laved
he/she/it will have laved
we will have laved
you will have laved
they will have laved
Future Continuous
I will be laving
you will be laving
he/she/it will be laving
we will be laving
you will be laving
they will be laving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been laving
you have been laving
he/she/it has been laving
we have been laving
you have been laving
they have been laving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been laving
you will have been laving
he/she/it will have been laving
we will have been laving
you will have been laving
they will have been laving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been laving
you had been laving
he/she/it had been laving
we had been laving
you had been laving
they had been laving
Conditional
I would lave
you would lave
he/she/it would lave
we would lave
you would lave
they would lave
Past Conditional
I would have laved
you would have laved
he/she/it would have laved
we would have laved
you would have laved
they would have laved
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.lave - wash or flow against; "the waves laved the shore"
flow - cover or swamp with water
2.lave - cleanse (one's body) with soap and water
cleanse, clean - clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing; "clean up before you see your grandparents"; "clean your fingernails before dinner"
wash - to cleanse (itself or another animal) by licking; "The cat washes several times a day"
sponge down - wash with a sponge
scrub up, scrub - wash thoroughly; "surgeons must scrub prior to an operation"
gargle, rinse - rinse one's mouth and throat with mouthwash; "gargle with this liquid"
shampoo - use shampoo on (hair)
hush - wash by removing particles; "Wash ores"
3.lave - wash one's face and handslave - wash one's face and hands; "She freshened up in the bathroom"
refreshen, freshen, freshen up, refresh - become or make oneself fresh again; "She freshened up after the tennis game"

lave

verb
To flow against or along:
References in classic literature ?
From with these hands, I laved and decked your limbs
By your leave"--and he went to the brookside and drank deep and laved his face and hands.
No sooner had she herself entered, laved herself in a washing-tub, and shared supper with the family than she fell into thought, and withdrawing to the table under the wall, by the light of her own little lamp wrote in a passionate mood--