Laver Lav"er (l[=a]"v[~e]r), n. [OE. lavour, F. lavoir, L. lavatorium a washing place. See {Lavatory}.] 1. A vessel for washing; a large basin. [1913 Webster]

2. (Script. Hist.) (a) A large brazen vessel placed in the court of the Jewish tabernacle where the officiating priests washed their hands and feet. (b) One of several vessels in Solomon's Temple in which the offerings for burnt sacrifices were washed. [1913 Webster]

3. That which washes or cleanses. --J. H. Newman. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Laver — con tostada. El laver, también conocido a veces como slake,[1] es un alga comestible con un alto contenido en sales minerales, especialmente yodo e hierro. Se usa para elaborar …   Wikipedia Español

  • laver — Laver, et nettoyer, Abluere, Colluere, Eluere, Baptizare, Lauare, Subluere. Fort laver, Proluere, Perluere, Elauare. Laver ses mains ce temps pendant que quelque chose se fait, Manus interluere. Baille moy à laver, Cedo aquam manibus. Bud ex… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Laver — might refer to one of the following: *Laver (seaweed), an edible seaweed *Laver, a basin for ceremonial ablution *Laver, a river in North Yorkshire *High Laver a village in the Epping Forest district of Essex, England See also *Arnold Laver,… …   Wikipedia

  • Laver — La ver (l[=a] v[ e]r), n. The fronds of certain marine alg[ae] used as food, and for making a sauce called laver sauce. Green laver is the {Ulva latissima}; purple laver, {Porphyra laciniata} and {Porphyra vulgaris}. It is prepared by stewing,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • laver — (also purple laver) ► NOUN ▪ an edible seaweed with thin reddish purple and green sheet like fronds. ORIGIN Latin …   English terms dictionary

  • Laver — Lav er, n. [From {Lave} to wash.] One who laves; a washer. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Laver — Laver, ein drei Stunden langes Hochthal im bündischen Unter Engadin in der Schweiz, mit vielen Sennhütten …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • laver — meaning ‘edible seaweed’, is pronounced lah vǝ …   Modern English usage

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