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

Some articles on shaven:

Hair Removal - Other Reasons - In The Military
... A close-cropped or completely shaven haircut is common in military organizations ... 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 military solidarity ... 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 ...
Beard Liberation Front - Campaigns
... had a beard, and that contemporary pictures of him which depict the Scottish poet as clean-shaven were a manufactured image designed to make him more popular to the English ... 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 Cameron and Sir ...
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" ...
Modern Prohibition of Beards - Civilian Prohibitions - Sports
... high school wrestlers must be clean-shaven before each match, though neatly trimmed moustaches are often allowed ... Reds had a longstanding enforced policy where all players had to be completely clean shaven (no beards, long sideburns or moustaches) ... Joe Girardi, both former Yankee assistant coaches, adopted a similar clean-shaven policy for their ballclubs the New York Mets and Florida Marlins, respectively ...
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 ... for a clergyman to abandon his clean-shaven appearance which was the norm for late medieval priesthood with Luther providing a precedent, virtually all the continental reformers had ...

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)