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Webster 1913 Edition


Lave

Lave

(lāv)
,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Laved
(lāvd)
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Laving
.]
[F.
laver
, L.
lavare
, akin to
luere
to wash, Gr. [GREEK]. Cf.
Ablution
,
Deluge
,
Lavender
,
Lava
,
Lotion
.]
To wash; to bathe;
as, to
lave
a bruise
.
His feet the foremost breakers
lave
.
Byron.

Lave

,
Verb.
I.
To bathe; to wash one’s self.
In her chaste current oft the goddess
laves
.
Pope.

Lave

,
Verb.
T.
[OE.
laven
. See
Lavish
.]
To lade, dip, or pour out.
[Obs.]
Dryden.

Lave

,
Noun.
[AS.
lāf
the remainder, what is left. √119. See
Leave
.]
The remainder; others.
[Scot.]
Bp. Hall.

Webster 1828 Edition


Lave

LAVE

,
Verb.
T.
[L. lavo; Gr.]
To wash; to bathe; a word used chiefly in poetry or rhetoric.

LAVE

, v.i.
1.
To bathe; to wash one's self.
2.
To throw up or out; to lade out. [Not in use.]

Definition 2022


Lave

Lave

See also: lave, lavé, and låve

Danish

Proper noun

Lave

  1. A male given name.

lave

lave

See also: Lave, lavé, and låve

English

Verb

lave (third-person singular simple present laves, present participle laving, simple past and past participle laved)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To pour or throw out, as water; lade out; bail; bail out.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Dryden to this entry?)
  2. (transitive) To draw, as water; drink in.
  3. (transitive) To give bountifully; lavish.
  4. (intransitive) To run down or gutter, as a candle.
  5. (intransitive, dialectal) To hang or flap down.
  6. (transitive, intransitive, archaic) To wash.
    • Alexander Pope
      In her chaste current oft the goddess laves.
    • 1789, William Lisle Bowles, 'Sonnet I' from Fourteen Sonnets, 1789.
      the tranquil tide, / That laves the pebbled shore.
    • 2006, Cormac McCarthy, The Road, London: Picador, 2007, p. 38.
      The boy walked out and squatted and laved up the dark water.
Related terms

Etymology 2

From Middle English lave, laif, lafe (remainder, rest, that which is left), from Old English lāf (lave, remainder, rest), from Proto-Germanic *laibō (remainder), from Proto-Indo-European *lip- (to stick, glue). Cognate with Old High German leiba (lave), Old Norse leif (lave), Old English belīfan (to remain). More at belive.

Noun

lave (uncountable)

  1. (archaic or dialectal) The remainder, rest; that which is left, remnant; others.
    • 1885, Sir Richard Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Night 12.
      Then they set upon us and slew some of my slaves and put the lave to flight.
    • 1896 (posthumously), Robert Louis Stevenson, Songs of Travel and other verses.[1]
      Give to me the life I love, / Let the lave go by me...
  2. (dialectal) A crowd
    • 1807, Ancient historic ballads - Page 72:
      Of prelates proud, a populous lave, And abbots boldly there were known.

Anagrams

References


Danish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /laːvə/, [ˈlæːvə ~ ˈlæːʊ]

Adjective

lave

  1. definite of lav
  2. plural of lav

Verb

lave (imperative lav, infinitive at lave, present tense laver, past tense lavede, perfect tense har lavet)

  1. make, create, construct, produce
  2. cook, prepare
  3. do
  4. repair, mend, fix

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lav/

Noun

lave f (plural laves)

  1. (usually uncountable) lava

Verb

lave

  1. first-person singular present indicative of laver
  2. third-person singular present indicative of laver
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of laver
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of laver
  5. second-person singular imperative of laver

Anagrams


Haitian Creole

Etymology

From French laver (wash).

Verb

lave

  1. To wash

Italian

Noun

lave f

  1. plural of lava

Anagrams


Norwegian Bokmål

Adjective

lave

  1. definite singular of lav
  2. plural of lav

Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -avi

Verb

lave

  1. First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of lavar
  2. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present subjunctive of lavar
  3. Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of lavar
  4. Third-person singular (você) negative imperative of lavar

Scots

Etymology

Middle Scots lave, laif, lafe (remainder, rest, that which is left), from Old English lāf (lave, remainder, rest). Akin to Old High German leiba (lave), Old Norse leif (lave), Old English belīfan (to remain). More at leave.

Noun

lave

  1. (archaic) rest, remainder.
    Ye are bit a wumman lik the lave, an ye maun thole the brunt o whit life mey bring. — Janet's Love and Service

Spanish

Verb

lave

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of lavar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of lavar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of lavar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of lavar.

Swedish

lave (tower)
sauna with two benches (lave)

Noun

lave c

  1. a towerlike building atop a mine shaft
  2. a wooden bench in a sauna

Declension

Inflection of lave 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative lave laven lavar lavarna
Genitive laves lavens lavars lavarnas

Related terms

  • bastulave
  • gruvlave

See also