• (adj): Having the beard or hair cut off close to the skin.
    Synonyms: shaved

Some articles on shaven:

Beard Liberation Front - Campaigns
... the BLF has regarded New Labour as obsessed with a clean-shaven image, with some notable exceptions (including David Blunkett and Charles Clarke) ... pictures of him which depict the Scottish poet as clean-shaven were a manufactured image designed to make him more popular to the English ... a very recognisable public persona and it is a million miles from the clean shaven man in a suit image that characterises the Blair and Brown years and which both David ...
Beards in Religion - Christianity
... John the Apostle is generally depicted as clean-shaven in Western European art, however, to emphasize his relative youth ... The vast majority of Roman or Latin-rite clergy are clean-shaven ... But "it was a break from the past for a clergyman to abandon his clean-shaven appearance which was the norm for late medieval priesthood with Luther providing a precedent, virtually ...
Buddhist Nuns - History - The First Ordination
... spread it about, saying These shaven headed strumpets are not true recluses ... the bhikkhunis more harshly using "shaven headed strumpets or whores", whereas the bhikkhus were simply called "shaven headed" ...
Hair Removal - Other Reasons - In The Military
... A close-cropped or completely shaven haircut is common in military organizations ... is no longer required, many soldiers maintain a completely or partially shaven hairstyle (such as a "high and tight", "flattop" or "buzz cut") for personal convenience and an exterior symbol of ... Armies may also require males to maintain clean-shaven faces as facial hair can prevent an air-tight seal between the face and breathing or safety equipment, such as a pilot's ...
Modern Prohibition of Beards - Civilian Prohibitions - Sports
... As a safety precaution, high school wrestlers must be clean-shaven before each match, though neatly trimmed moustaches are often allowed ... enforced policy where all players had to be completely clean shaven (no beards, long sideburns or moustaches) ... and Joe Girardi, both former Yankee assistant coaches, adopted a similar clean-shaven policy for their ballclubs the New York Mets and Florida Marlins, respectively ...

Famous quotes containing the word shaven:

    Is it possible, after all, that spite of bricks and shaven faces, this world we live in is brimmed with wonders, and I and all mankind, beneath our garbs of common-placeness, conceal enigmas that the stars themselves, and perhaps the highest seraphim can not resolve?
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)