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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SHAVE, verb transitive preterit tense shaved; participle passive shaved or shaven.

1. To cut or pare off something from the surface of the body by a razor or other edged instrument, by rubbing, scraping or drawing the instrument along the surface; as, tto shave the chin and cheeks; to shave the head of its hair.

He shall shave his head in the day of his cleansing. Numbers 6:9.

2. To shave off, to cut off.

Neither shall they shave off the corner of their beard. Leviticus 21:5.

3. To pare close.

The bending sythe

Shaves all the surface of the waving green. Gay.

4. To cut off thin slices; or tho cut in thin slices.

5. To skim along the surface near it; to sweep along.

He shaves with level wing the deep. Milton.

6. To strip; to oppress by extortion; to fleece.

7. To make smooth by paring or cutting off slices; as, to shave hoops or staves.

To shave a note. to purchase it at a great discount, a discount much beyong the legal rate of interest. [A low phrase.]

SHAVE, noun An instrument with a long blade and a handle at each end for shaving hoops, etc.; called also a drawing knife.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SHA'VED, participle passive Pared; made smooth with a razor or other cutting instrument; fleeced.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SHA'VE-GRASS, noun A plant of the genus Equisetum.

Hitchcock's Names Dictionary

the plain; that makes equality

Naves Topical Index

A valley.

Called also the king's dale
Genesis 14:17

Absalom's pillar in
2 Samuel 18:18

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(plain), The valley of, described (Genesis 14:17) as "the valley of the king," is mentioned again in (2 Samuel 18:18) as the site of a pillar set up by Absalom.

Naves Topical Index
Shaveh Kiriathaim

A valley in Moab.
Genesis 14:5

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Shaveh Kiriathaim

(plain of the double city), mentioned (Genesis 14:5) as the residence of the Emim at the time of Chedorlaomer's incursion. Kiriathaim is named in the later history, though it has not been identified; and Shaveh Kiriathaim was probably the valley in or by which the town lay.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Shaveh, Valley of

Valley of the plain the ancient name of the "king's dale" (q.v.), or Kidron, on the north side of Jerusalem (Genesis 14:17).

Easton's Bible Dictionary

Plain of Kirja-thaim where Chedorlaomer defeated the Emims, the original inhabitants (Genesis 14:5). Now Kureiyat, north of Dibon, in the land of Moab.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SHA'VELING, noun A man shaved; a friar or religious; in contempt.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SHA'VER, noun

1. One that shaves or whose occupation is to shave.

2. One that is close in bargains or a sharp dealer.

This Lewis is a cunning shaver. Swift.

3. One that fleeces; a pillager; a punderer.

By these shavers the Turks werestripped of all they had. Knolles.

SHA'VER, noun A boy or young man. This word is still in common use in New England. It must be numbered among our original words.