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v. shaved, shaved or shav·en (shā′vən), shav·ing, shaves
a. To remove the beard or other body hair from, with a razor or shaver: The barber lathered his face and then shaved him.
b. To cut (the beard, for example) at the surface of the skin with a razor or shaver.
2. To crop, trim, or mow closely: shave a meadow.
a. To remove thin slices from: shave a board.
b. To cut or scrape into thin slices; shred: shave chocolate.
4. To come close to or graze in passing. See Synonyms at brush1.
a. To reduce by a small amount: shaved two months from the schedule.
b. To cut (a price) by a slight margin.
c. To purchase (a note) at a reduction greater than the legal or customary rate.
d. To limit the number of (points) scored by one's own team in an athletic contest by point-shaving.
To remove the beard or other body hair with a razor or shaver.
1. The act, process, or result of shaving.
2. A thin slice or scraping; a shaving.
3. Any of various tools used for shaving.

[Middle English shaven, to scrape, from Old English sceafan.]
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Adj.1.shaved - having the beard or hair cut off close to the skin
References in classic literature ?
Uncle rushed out and bought a pair of dogskin gloves, some ugly, thick shoes, and an umbrella, and got shaved `a la mutton chop, the first thing.
He shaved after dinner, and washed hisself all over after the girls had done the dishes.
One glance was sufficient to show that they had already availed themselves of the new clothing bought by Fairfax, had washed, and one or two had shaved.
Whether it was, too, that his head being shaved, his forehead was drawn out in freer and brighter relief, and looked more expansive than it otherwise would, this I will not venture to decide; but certain it was his head was phrenologically an excellent one.
A lost land-bird of strange plumage strays on board, and is made a captive: out of clean shaved rods of right-whale bone, and cross-beams of sperm whale ivory, the carpenter makes a pagoda-looking cage for it.
This gorge--along whose bottom pours the swift Neckar-- is confined between (or cloven through) a couple of long, steep ridges, a thousand feet high and densely wooded clear to their summits, with the exception of one section which has been shaved and put under cultivation.
Grangerford was very tall and very slim, and had a darkish-paly complexion, not a sign of red in it anywheres; he was clean shaved every morning all over his thin face, and he had the thinnest kind of lips, and the thinnest kind of nostrils, and a high nose, and heavy eyebrows, and the blackest kind of eyes, sunk so deep back that they seemed like they was looking out of caverns at you, as you may say.
It was the popular theme for jests; it was the best cure for headache, it infallibly prevented the hair from turning grey, it imparted a peculiar delicacy to the complexion, it was the National Razor which shaved close: who kissed La Guillotine, looked through the little window and sneezed into the sack.
A squareness about the lower part of his face, and the dotted indication of the strong black beard he shaved close every day, reminded me of the wax-work that had travelled into our neighbourhood some half-a-year before.
His cheeks were shaved, and his whitening beard and moustache were worn somewhat after the fashion of Charles Dickens.
His beard was closely shaved, his doublet reached to the middle of his leg, and the girdle which secured it, and at the same time supported his ponderous sword, was embroidered and embossed with gold work.
His majesty, according to the custom of the country, was only shaved twice a-week.