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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. the act of removing hair with a razor;
[syn: shave, shaving]

2. a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something;
[syn: paring, sliver, shaving]

3. the act of brushing against while passing;
[syn: grazing, shaving, skimming]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Shave \Shave\, v. t. [imp. Shaved (sh[=a]vd);p. p. Shaved or Shaven (sh[=a]v"'n); p. pr. & vb. n. Shaving.] [OE. shaven, schaven, AS. scafan, sceafan; akin to D. schaven, G. schaben, Icel. skafa, Sw. skafva, Dan. skave, Goth. scaban, Russ. kopate to dig, Gr. ska`ptein, and probably to L. scabere to scratch, to scrape. Cf. Scab, Shaft, Shape.] 1. To cut or pare off from the surface of a body with a razor or other edged instrument; to cut off closely, as with a razor; as, to shave the beard. [1913 Webster] 2. To make bare or smooth by cutting off closely the surface, or surface covering, of; especially, to remove the hair from with a razor or other sharp instrument; to take off the beard or hair of; as, to shave the face or the crown of the head; he shaved himself. [1913 Webster] I'll shave your crown for this. --Shak. [1913 Webster] The laborer with the bending scythe is seen Shaving the surface of the waving green. --Gay. [1913 Webster] 3. To cut off thin slices from; to cut in thin slices. [1913 Webster] Plants bruised or shaven in leaf or root. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 4. To skim along or near the surface of; to pass close to, or touch lightly, in passing. [1913 Webster] Now shaves with level wing the deep. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 5. To strip; to plunder; to fleece. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] To shave a note, to buy it at a discount greater than the legal rate of interest, or to deduct in discounting it more than the legal rate allows. [Cant, U.S.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Shaving \Shav"ing\, n. 1. The act of one who, or that which, shaves; specifically, the act of cutting off the beard with a razor. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is shaved off; a thin slice or strip pared off with a shave, a knife, a plane, or other cutting instrument. "Shaving of silver." --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Shaving brush, a brush used in lathering the face preparatory to shaving it. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

shaving n 1: the act of removing hair with a razor [syn: shave, shaving] 2: a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something [syn: paring, sliver, shaving] 3: the act of brushing against while passing [syn: grazing, shaving, skimming]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

143 Moby Thesaurus words for "shaving": acomia, afterglow, afterimage, alopecia, balance, baldhead, baldness, baldpate, baldy, beardlessness, bit, bones, butt, butt end, candle ends, chaff, chip, chunk, clip, clipping, collop, crumb, culm, cut, cutting, dandruff, deadwood, debris, depilation, depilatory, detritus, dishwater, dollop, draff, dregs, dust, end, fag end, filings, flake, floccule, flocculus, flock, fossil, fragment, garbage, gash, gob, gobbet, gruel, hair remover, hairlessness, hogwash, holdover, hunk, husks, lath, leavings, lees, leftovers, lump, mere shadow, modicum, moiety, morsel, odds and ends, offal, offscourings, orts, paper, paring, parings, particle, piece, potsherds, rags, rail, rake, rasher, raspings, refuse, relics, remainder, remains, remnant, residue, residuum, rest, roach, rubbish, ruins, rump, sawdust, scale, scoop, scourings, scrap, scrap iron, scraps, scum, scurf, shadow, shard, shards, shavings, shiver, shred, skeleton, slack, slag, slat, slice, slip, sliver, slop, slops, smithereen, snack, snatch, snip, snippet, soup, splinter, stitch, straw, streak, stubble, stump, survival, sweepings, swill, tares, tatter, tonsure, trace, vein, vestige, wafer, wastage, waste, waste matter, wastepaper, weeds