1. An instance of shaving.
    I instructed the barber to give me a shave.
  2. A thin slice; a shaving.
  3. An exorbitant discount on a note.
  4. A premium paid for an extension of the time of delivery or payment, or for the right to vary a stock contract in any particular.
  5. A hand tool consisting of a sharp blade with a handle at each end; a spokeshave.


  1. To make bald by using a tool such as a razor or pair of electric clippers to cut the hair close to the skin.
  2. To cut anything in this fashion.
  3. To remove hair from one's face by this means.
    I had little time to shave this morning.
  4. To cut finely, as with slices of meat.
  5. To skim along or near the surface of; to pass close to, or touch lightly, in passing.
  6. To be hard and severe in a bargain with; to practice extortion on; to cheat.
  7. To buy (a note) at a discount greater than the legal rate of interest, or to deduct in discounting it more than the legal rate allows.

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