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lave

verb

  1. (flow)  to wash or flow against
    Synonyms: lap, wash. Type of: flow
  2. (cleanse)  to cleanse (one's body) with soap and water
    Synonyms: wash. Type of: cleanse. Similar to: wash. Follows: soap
  3. (freshen up)  to wash one's face and hands
    Synonyms: wash up. Type of: freshen up

Etymology summary

Middle English laven ("to wash, pour out, stream"), from Old English lafian,...
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Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

French ironclad Lave | Lave

an ironclad floating battery of the French Navy during the 19th century. She was part of the Dévastation-class of floating batteries. In the 1850s, the British and French navies deployed iron-armoured floating batteries as a supplement to the wooden... (39 of 570 words, 2 images)

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Lave (disambiguation)

an ironclad floating battery of the French Navy during the 19th century. Lave may also refer to: Jean Lave (born 1968), American anthropologist (incorrect Birth Date) | Lave Cross (1866-1927), American third baseman in Major League Baseball | Lave... (37 of 108 words, 4 definitions)

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Wiktionary:

lave | laved [past tense] | laving [present participle] | laves [3rd-person singular present] | bail [synonym, sense-specific] | lavish [synonym, sense-specific] | others [synonym, sense-specific]

[transitive, obsolete] To pour or throw out, as water; lade out; bail; bail out. | [transitive] To draw, as water; drink in. | [transitive] To give bountifully; lavish. | [intransitive] To run down or gutter, as a candle. | [intransitive, dialect] To... (38 of 103 words, 7 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation, 2 images)

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Collins Dictionary:

lave | wash [archaic]

an archaic word for "wash" (5 of 189 words, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

lave [entry 1, noun, dialect] | residue [synonym]

something that is left; "residue" (5 of 39 words, pronunciation)

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lave [entry 2, verb] | laved [past tense] | laving [present participle] | pour [synonym, sense-specific] | bathe [synonym, sense-specific] | wash [synonym, sense-specific] | lap [synonym, sense-specific] | lip [synonym, sense-specific] | splash [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

"wash", "bathe" ; to flow along or against | "pour" | [archaic] to wash oneself; "bathe" (14 of 77 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example)

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New World Dictionary:

lave | laved [past tense] | laving [present participle]

to wash or bathe | to flow along or against | to dip or pour with or as with a ladle | to wash or bathe | [Scottish] what is left over (28 of 72 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

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lave | laved [past tense] | laving [present participle]

to wash or bathe | to flow along or against | to dip or pour with or as with a ladle | to wash or bathe (23 of 61 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

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Oxford Dictionary:

lave | lavation [derived]

[transitive, literary] : wash | [water] wash against or over (something) (10 of 67 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

lave | laved [past tense] | laving [present participle] | laves [3rd-person singular present]

To wash; bathe. | To lap or wash against. | To refresh or soothe as if by washing | [archaic] To wash oneself. (20 of 61 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Random House Dictionary:

lave | laved [past tense] | laving [present participle]

to wash; bathe. | (of a river, sea, etc.) to flow along, against, or past; wash. | [obsolete] to ladle; pour or dip with a ladle. | [archaic] to ... (26 of 56 words, 6 definitions, pronunciation)

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Etymology references

Wiktionary:

lave | laved [past tense] | laving [present participle] | laves [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English laven ("to wash, pour out, stream"), from Old English lafian, ġelafian ("to pour water... | Middle English lave, laif, lafe ("remainder, rest, that which is left"), from Old English lāf ("lave,... (32 of 129 etymology words)

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Online Etymology:

lave

Origin: Old English gelafian "wash by pouring, pour (water)," possibly an early English or West Germanic borrowing of Latin lavare "to wash", or ... (22 of 56 etymology words)

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New World Dictionary:

lave | laved [past tense] | laving [present participle]

Origin: Middle English laven from Old English and Old French: Old English ... | Old English laf: see "leave" (17 of 44 etymology words)

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lave | laved [past tense] | laving [present participle]

Origin: Middle English laven from Old English and Old French: Old English lafian (akin to Middle Dutch laven, Old High German ... (20 of 39 etymology words)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

lave | laved [past tense] | laving [present participle] | laves [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English laven, from Old English gelafian and from Old French laver, both from Latin lavāre; see leuə- in Indo-European roots.

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Oxford Dictionary:

lave

Origin: Old English lafian, from Latin lavare "to wash"; reinforced in Middle English by Old French laver

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Collins Dictionary:

lave

Origin: Old English lafian, perhaps from Latin lavāre to wash

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Merriam-Webster:

lave [entry 1, noun, dialect]

First use: before 12th century

Origin: Middle English (northern dialect), from Old English lāf; akin to Old English belīfan to remain

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lave [entry 2, verb] | laved [past tense] | laving [present participle]

First use: before 12th century

Origin: Middle English, from Old English lafian, from Latin lavare

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Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

lave

Audio: British English pronunciation of "lave"

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the Free Dictionary:

lave

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "lave"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "lave"

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Google Dictionary:

lave | laved [past tense] | laving [present participle] | laves [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: English pronunciation of "lave"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

lave

Audio: North American pronunciation of "lave"

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YourDictionary Audio:

lave

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "lave" by speech synthesizer

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