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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 shav·ing /ˈʃevɪŋ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Shave, v. t. [imp. Shaved p. p. Shaved or Shaven p. pr. & vb. n. Shaving.]
 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.
 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.
    I'll shave your crown for this.   --Shak.
 The laborer with the bending scythe is seen
 Shaving the surface of the waving green.   --Gay.
 3. To cut off thin slices from; to cut in thin slices.
    Plants bruised or shaven in leaf or root.   --Bacon.
 4. To skim along or near the surface of; to pass close to, or touch lightly, in passing.
    Now shaves with level wing the deep.   --Milton.
 5. To strip; to plunder; to fleece. [Colloq.]
 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.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Shav·ing, n.
 1. The act of one who, or that which, shaves; specifically, the act of cutting off the beard with a razor.
 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.”
 Shaving brush, a brush used in lathering the face preparatory to shaving it.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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