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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 ?
On Sunday morning, after breakfast, when Billy was starting to go to the barber shop, she led him into the bedroom, whisked a towel aside, and revealed the razor box, shaving mug, soap, brush, and lather all ready.
The proprietor, knowing that Miss Kenwigs had three sisters, each with two flaxen tails, and all good for sixpence apiece, once a month at least, promptly deserted an old gentleman whom he had just lathered for shaving, and handing him over to the journeyman, (who was not very popular among the ladies, by reason of his obesity and middle age,) waited on the young lady himself.
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.
It is natural for a man who does not understand the workings of a machine to imagine that a shaving that has fallen into it by chance and is interfering with its action and tossing about in it is its most important part.
Unseeing, his eyes rested upon the shaving mirror which still hung upon the tent wall above the table; but his sight was focused far beyond.
I fed it, shaving by shaving, and sliver by sliver, till at last it was snapping and crackling as it laid hold of the smaller chips and sticks.
There goes a shaving thinking of nothing in the world but of itself, a mere chip
When he had finished shaving he touched the dark patch, wondering how he had been sunburned in such a spot.
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.
Yes, sir, he cut himself in shaving yesterday morning.
Literature; large print, respectfully descriptive of getting up at eight, shaving close at a quarter past, breakfasting at nine, going to the City at ten, coming home at half-past five, and dining at seven.
occupied in shaving, and other matters connected with the vain