• WordNet 3.6
    • v lave wash one's face and hands "She freshened up in the bathroom"
    • v lave cleanse (one's body) with soap and water
    • v lave wash or flow against "the waves laved the shore"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Lave The remainder; others.
    • v. i Lave To bathe; to wash one's self. "In her chaste current oft the goddess laves ."
    • v. t Lave To lade, dip, or pour out.
    • v. t Lave lāv To wash; to bathe; as, to lave a bruise. "His feet the foremost breakers lave ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • lave To pour or throw out, as water; lade out; bail; bail out.
    • lave To draw, as water; drink in.
    • lave To give bountifully; lavish.
    • lave To run down or gutter, as a candle.
    • lave To hang or flap down. Compare lave-eared.
    • lave To wash; bathe.
    • lave To wash one's self; bathe.
    • lave To serve for washing or bathing; wash or flow as against something.
    • n lave What is left; the remainder; the rest.
    • n lave The act of washing or laving.
    • n lave The sea.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t., v.i Lave lāv to wash: to bathe
    • n Lave lāv (Scot.) what is left, the remainder.
    • v.t Lave lāv to lade or throw out (as water from a boat).
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. laver, L. lavare, akin to luere, to wash, Gr. . Cf. Ablution Deluge Lavender Lava Lotion
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. lafian, pour out water; Ger. laben, refresh. Conn. with L. lavāre, to wash, dub.


In literature:

Your honor, ain't yer going to lave us?
"The Young Franc Tireurs" by G. A. Henty
If ye say, lave go, I dhrop thim.
"Mr. Dooley in Peace and in War" by Finley Peter Dunne
After passing Chattanooga, the river turns and runs south till it laves the base of Lookout Mountain.
"History of the United States, Volume 4" by E. Benjamin Andrews
However, there was not a word said, save when Roberto led her down, to the water and she felt it lave her feet.
"Ruth Fielding and the Gypsies" by Alice B. Emerson
She laved her eyes and cheeks in cool water, removing such marks of her emotion as she could.
"Ruth Fielding Down East" by Alice B. Emerson
Come out forninst the place, where the shlobberin' Frinch can lave a man be, and I'll shpake me moind.
"The Cobbler In The Devil's Kitchen" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
Though if you are like the lave o' the folk, you'll think no more o' him for that.
"Janet's Love and Service" by Margaret M Robertson
The laughing waves were flowing with a soft and tranquil motion, and gently laving the pebbly shore.
"Grace Darling" by Eva Hope
Soldiers sat by the severely wounded, laving their sores with water.
"Campaigns of a Non-Combatant," by George Alfred Townsend
Lave me be, now, an' go 'n' milk thame cows I just fetched.
"The Best Short Stories of 1919" by Various
Sure, Frinchy'll be scairt shtiff av we lave um longer.
"The Promise" by James B. Hendryx
Dost thou now lave thy feet and ankles white?
"Endymion" by John Keats
He aye did as the lave did; never made himsel' the great man, or took ony airs in the company.
"Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Volume I (of 10)" by John Gibson Lockhart
Lave me to my fate, an' save yersels!
"The Boy Slaves" by Mayne Reid
He gently laved and bound the poor woman's face, and then led her to the captain's berth.
"The Wreck of the Titan" by Morgan Robertson
They were slapped and punched and laved till they began to turn blue and the temperature fell.
"In Mesopotamia" by Martin Swayne
But Ilmarinen, suffering great agony from his burnt hands, hastened to the sea to lave them in the cool water.
"Finnish Legends for English Children" by R. Eivind
Read us one more letther, mavourneen, before ye are off, and lave the book here.
"Live to be Useful" by Anonymous
The coasts he laved and swept are marred with deadly froth.
"The Masque of the Elements" by Herman Scheffauer
And sure you won't lave me without an' other comforting drop of brandy?
"Stories of Many Lands" by Grace Greenwood

In poetry:

See the olive branches, waving
O'er Ilissus' winding stream,
Their lovely limbs the Naiads laving,
The Muses smiling by, supreme!
"Ode To Eloquence " by Henry Carey
Softly blow, ye breezes, cheering,
Breathing sweetly 'round the grave,
Where he lies no evil fearing,
Let the stream the verdure lave.
"On The Death Of A Poor But Excellent Man" by Thomas Noon Talfourd
For are they not between us saved,
The words my darling used to say,
What time the western waters laved
The forehead of the fainting day?
"Mountain Moss" by Henry Kendall
Whiter foam than thine, O wave,
Wavelet never wore,
Stainless wave; and now you lave
The far and stormless shore --
Ever -- ever -- evermore!
"Fragments From An Epic Poem" by Abram Joseph Ryan
And with her own soft, trembling hands,
In many a calm and cool retreat,
She laves the dust that soils their feet
In coming from the distant lands.
"The Meetings Of The Flowers" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Then the young gudeman that was soon to be
Gaed on't wi' a lichtsome spang;
An' he cried to the lave to come on behin',
For Ailie wad think them lang.
"Daft Ailie" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

Decadent molten lave cake will melt your loved ones on National Chocolate Cake Day.
Daniel Lavely originally stopped the woman in May for jaywalking and is accused of having sex with her in a parking lot.
University of Miami law professor Tamara Lave, who has closely followed the Martin case, agreed.
"I don't see how he is going to prevail under 'stand your ground,'" Lave, a former public defender in San Diego for 10 years, said of Dunn.

In science:

On the other hand, in polycrystalline materials, for instance in the Laves-phase intermetallic (DyxY1−x )Al2 compounds studied in Refs. [3,4], the distribution of ~ux is expected to have only the lattice symmetry.
Spin models with random anisotropy and reflection symmetry
Non-magnetic binary compounds exhibiting high values of Tc and Hc2 belong to the second group of superconductors, such as nitrides, carbides and laves phases.
Route to Room-Temperature Superconductivity from a Practical Point of View
Metallic AB2 compounds that superconduct are called the laves phases.
Route to Room-Temperature Superconductivity from a Practical Point of View
The cases of square, triangular, honeycomb, Archimedean and Laves lattices are discussed.
On the number of clusters for planar graphs
The arithmetic and harmonic means of the number of neighbours of each vertex of the graph are the same for Archimedean lattices and also for Laves lattices with different weights as explained in .
On the number of clusters for planar graphs
The polynomial P is linear, so the paths entering equation (1.2) all lave length 1.
Operators of rank 1, discrete path integration and graph Laplacians
Lave > ∼ 8 as can be seen in the right panel of Fig. 7 (see also the inset).
Monte Carlo simulations of the three-dimensional XY spin glass focusing on the chiral and the spin order
Hence, to extract TCG , we use the data of ξ⊥ CG for Lave ≥ 8 only.
Monte Carlo simulations of the three-dimensional XY spin glass focusing on the chiral and the spin order
FIG. 7. (Color online) The crossing temperatures Tcross of the SG correlation-length ratio ξSG/L of the two sizes L and sL are plotted versus the inverse mean lattice size 1/Lave where Lave = (1 + s)L/2 (left).
Monte Carlo simulations of the three-dimensional XY spin glass focusing on the chiral and the spin order
The crossing temperatures of the CG perpendicular correlation-length ratio ξ⊥ CG/L and of the CG Binder parameter gCG as well as the dip temperature Tdip of gCG are plotted versus 1/Lave (or 1/L) (right).
Monte Carlo simulations of the three-dimensional XY spin glass focusing on the chiral and the spin order