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shav·ing

 (shā′vĭng)
n.
1. A thin slice or sliver, as of wood or metal, that is shaved off.
2. The act of one that shaves.

shaving

(ˈʃeɪvɪŋ)
n
1. (Hairdressing & Grooming)
a. the act of removing hair from the face, etc
b. (as modifier): shaving cream.
2. a thin paring or slice, esp of wood, that has been shaved from something

shav•ing

(ˈʃeɪ vɪŋ)

n.
1. Often, shavings. a very thin piece or slice, esp. of wood.
2. the act of a person or thing that shaves.
[1325–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shaving - the act of removing hair with a razorshaving - the act of removing hair with a razor
depilation, epilation - the act of removing hair (as from an animal skin)
tonsure - shaving the crown of the head by priests or members of a monastic order
2.shaving - a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from somethingshaving - a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something
fragment - a piece broken off or cut off of something else; "a fragment of rock"
splint - a thin sliver of wood; "he lit the fire with a burning splint"
turning - a shaving created when something is produced by turning it on a lathe
3.shaving - the act of brushing against while passing
touching, touch - the act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights"

shaving

noun flake, strip, slice, wafer, lamella The floor was covered with shavings from his wood carvings.
Translations

shaving

[ˈʃeɪvɪŋ]
A. N
1. (= act of shaving) → afeitado m
shaving is a nuisanceafeitarse es una lata
2. (= piece of wood, metal etc) → viruta f
B. CPD shaving brush Nbrocha f de afeitar
shaving cream Ncrema f de afeitar
shaving foam Nespuma f de afeitar
shaving lotion Nloción f para el afeitado
shaving mirror Nespejo m de tocador (de aumento)
shaving point Nenchufe m para máquinas de afeitar
shaving soap Njabón m de afeitar
shaving stick Nbarra f de jabón de afeitar

shaving

[ˈʃeɪvɪŋ]
n (= action) → rasage m shavings
npl [wood] → copeaux mplshaving brush nblaireau mshaving cream ncrème f à rasershaving foam nmousse f à rasershaving gel ngel m à rasershaving soap nsavon m à barbe

shaving

n
Rasieren nt
shavings plSpäne pl

shaving

in cpdsRasier-;
shaving brush
nRasierpinsel m
shaving cream
nRasiercreme f
shaving foam
nRasierschaum m
shaving gel
nRasiergel nt
shaving mug
nRasierschale f
shaving point
nSteckdose ffür Rasierapparate
shaving soap, shaving stick
nRasierseife f
shaving tackle
nRasierzeug nt

shaving

[ˈʃeɪvɪŋ] n gen pl (of wood) → truciolo
References in classic literature ?
It was not accomplished without hard work, for the gold was heavy, and Professor Bumper would not, naturally, consent to the shaving off of so much as an ear or part of the flat nose, to say nothing of one of the half dozen extra arms and legs with which the ugly idol was furnished.
Shaving was not an easy task, for his hand continued to shake very much; and shaving requires attention, even when you don't dance while you are at it.
I think I was a good, prompt subaltern, and I am very sure that Hands was an excellent pilot, for we went about and about and dodged in, shaving the banks, with a certainty and a neatness that were a pleasure to behold.
There goes a shaving thinking of nothing in the world but of itself, a mere chip
Thou art right," said Don Quixote, "and in the same way thou mayest carry thy barber with thee, for customs did not come into use all together, nor were they all invented at once, and thou mayest be the first count to have a barber to follow him; and, indeed, shaving one's beard is a greater trust than saddling one's horse.
There is not even a toilet glass on my table, and I had to get the little shaving glass from my bag before I could either shave or brush my hair.
Razor in hand, and fully lathered, it was sitting before a looking-glass, attempting the operation of shaving, in which it had no doubt previously watched its master through the key-hole of the closet.
The passing of the mouth of the Nebraska, therefore, was equivalent among boatmen to the crossing of the line among sailors, and was celebrated with like ceremonials of a rough and waggish nature, practiced upon the uninitiated; among which was the old nautical joke of shaving.
So Imam Din and I emptied out the corpse one time, with my shaving soap and trade gunpowder, and hot water.
There were no looking-glasses in the Presbytery but uncle had a piece not bigger than my two hands for his shaving.
So I got Sophy to lend me a hand, and we soon shifted their quarters; and now I am quite snug, with my little shaving glass in one corner, and another great thing that I never go near.
Her husband had a stiff grey beard on his chin and a bare spacious upper lip, to which constant shaving had imparted a hard glaze.