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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.
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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
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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]
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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"
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shaving

noun flake, strip, slice, wafer, lamella The floor was covered with shavings from his wood carvings.
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
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shaving

[ˈʃeɪvɪŋ] n gen pl (of wood) → truciolo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
He was clean shaven, and his large face looked uncomfortably naked.
With his typical face, clean shaven on lip and chin, with a firm mouth, a strong jaw, a steady eye, and two little white fluffs of whiskers, he could never be taken for anything but what he was, a high-class British medical consultant of the age of fifty, or perhaps just a year or two older.
Clean shaven, with the exception of narrow half-whiskers.
He was clean shaven, his hair rather closely cropped and gray.
His forehead was prominent, his chin and cheeks clean shaven. His upper lip, without moustache, was finely chiselled.
The first suspect was described as a black male, 5ft 10in tall, early 20s, slim build, clean shaven and had a deep voice.
He speaks with a northern accent and, when he was last seen, he was clean shaven and wearing beige trousers and a large backpack.
This criticism of clean shaven men has brought repercussions.
He was clean shaven with a broad, square face and pale blonde hair which was short at the back and sides.
Police said the suspect is white, aged between 16 and 19 with a slim build, about 5ft 7in, clean shaven with ginger or strawberry blonde hair and a long fringe.
One of the suspects is described as being between 17 to 20 years old, of slim build with short fair hair, clean shaven and between 5 ft 6ins and 5 ft 9ins.
HOW refreshing to see Andy Murray and Kevin Sinfield clean shaven and smart on BBC Sports Personality of the Year.