Shave vs Surform - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between shave and surform

is that shave is an instance of shaving while surform is a tool with which one grates, rasps, planes, or shaves material, especially wood, to form its surface.

As a verb shave

is to make bald by using a tool such as a razor or pair of electric clippers to cut the hair close to the skin.

As an adjective surform is

a kind of tool that cuts by means of perforated steel holes with sharp rims.

shave

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) shaven, schaven, from (etyl) , (etyl) skafa.

Verb

  • To make bald by using a tool such as a razor or pair of electric clippers to cut the hair close to the skin.
  • To cut anything in this fashion.
  • The labourer with the bending scythe is seen / Shaving the surface of the waving green.
  • To remove hair from one's face by this means.
  • I had little time to shave this morning.
  • To cut finely, as with slices of meat.
  • To skim along or near the surface of; to pass close to, or touch lightly, in passing.
  • * Milton
  • Now shaves with level wing the deep.
  • * 1899 ,
  • (archaic) To be hard and severe in a bargain with; to practice extortion on; to cheat.
  • (US, slang, dated, transitive) 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.
  • Derived terms
    * aftershave * reshave * shave brush / shaving brush * shaving bump * shave cream / shaving cream * shave foam / shaving foam * shave down * shave off * shaveling * unshaved

    Etymology 2

    (etyl) sceafa

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An instance of shaving.
  • I instructed the barber to give me a shave .
  • A thin slice; a shaving.
  • (Wright)
  • (US, slang, dated) An exorbitant discount on a note.
  • (US, slang, dated) 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.
  • A hand tool consisting of a sharp blade with a handle at each end; a spokeshave.
  • Derived terms
    * close shave

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    surform

    English

    (Surform)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A tool with which one grates, rasps, planes, or shaves material, especially wood, to form its surface.
  • This job calls for a surform.

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • A kind of tool that cuts by means of perforated steel holes with sharp rims
  • This job calls for a surform file.

    See also

    *grater