Crossword clues for lave
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Lave \Lave\, v. i. To bathe; to wash one's self.
In her chaste current oft the goddess laves.
Lave \Lave\, v. t. [OE. laven. See Lavish.]
To lade, dip, or pour out. [Obs.]
Lave \Lave\, n. [AS. l[=a]f the remainder, what is left.
The remainder; others. [Scot.]
Lave \Lave\ (l[=a]v), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Laved (l[=a]vd); p. pr. & vb. n. Laving.] [F. laver, L. lavare, akin to luere to wash, Gr. ?. Cf. Ablution, Deluge, Lavender, Lava, Lotion.] To wash; to bathe; as, to lave a bruise.
His feet the foremost breakers lave.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1200, from Old English gelafian "wash by pouring, pour (water)," possibly an early English or West Germanic borrowing (compare Dutch laven, German laben) of Latin lavare "to wash," or its Old French descendant, laver. Latin lavare is from PIE *leu(e)- "to wash" (cognates: Latin luere "to wash," Greek louein "to wash, bathe," Old Irish loathar "basin," Breton laouer "trough," Old English leaþor "lather").
Etymology 1 vb. 1 (context transitive obsolete English) To pour or throw out, as water; lade out; bail; bail out. 2 (context transitive English) To draw, as water; drink in. 3 (context transitive English) To give bountifully; lavish. 4 (context intransitive English) To run down or gutter, as a candle. 5 (context intransitive dialectal English) To hang or flap down. 6 (context ambitransitive archaic English) To wash. Etymology 2
n. (qualifier: archaic or dialectal) The remainder, rest; that which is left, remnant; others.
Lave was an ironclad floating battery of the French Navy during the 19th century.
Lave may also refer to:
Usage examples of "lave".
He laved it with long strokes of his tongue that Amelle felt deep to the core of her.
He massaged both and surprised her by laving her pussy, nipping her clit.
His flaming tongue struck sparks along her flesh, laving exquisitely each curve and swell and hollow, making her tremble with sensations so vibrant they hurt.
We talked of laving ourselves and sunken baths would be filled with pleasant waters.
He jumped back as Heldar advanced and felt the point rasp across his chest, laving open the plastic and baring the protective mesh beneath.
His canines were locked on her neck, his tongue laving the wound and Faith felt herself enter a maelstrom she could have never envisioned.
He had been tender and fierce by turns, kissing her breasts, laving a nipple with the damp edge of his tongue, then drawing the swollen bud into the hot suck of his mouth.
Clairvaux, when Geoffrey, having laved the hot dust of the road from his body in the cold streams of the Loir, turned in at a wayside castle, and there, in the prime of his life, sickened and died.
Myrah Skaht, both of them about as damp as was the boy, Buhd, having but just laved themselves and their garments in the riverlet, were clearly hopping mad.
I dinna ken what it was--but it set me upo' my feet, and I startit to follow the lave.
Above the dark forest which spread itself over the slopes of the foot-hills toward the south and east a lave rock was singing, and she could hear the cry of whaups wheeling and circling over the moors.
Satan here held his Babylonish court, and in the blood of stainless childhood the leprous limbs of phosphorescent Lilith were laved.
A cet endroit, la lave beaucoup moins liquide le retenait de toutes parts.
But do let me explain that I am from Te Widows Club and lave been assigned the role of your special confidante during these first difficult weeks.
Micawber was obliged, in great trepidation, to run down to the water-butt in the backyard, and draw a basinful to lave her brow with.