(noun) (Old Testament) large basin used by a priest in an ancient Jewish temple to perform ritual ablutions

Laver, Rod Laver, Rodney George Laver

(noun) Australian tennis player who in 1962 was the second man to win the Australian and French and English and United States singles titles in the same year; in 1969 he repeated this feat (born in 1938)

Source: WordNet® 3.1

Etymology 1


laver (countable and uncountable, plural lavers)

A red alga/seaweed, Porphyra umbilicalis (syn. Porphyra laciniata), eaten as a vegetable.

Other seaweeds similar in appearance or use, especially

Porphyra vulgaris

Etymology 2


laver (plural lavers)

One who laves: a washer.

Where one laves, a washroom, particularly a lavatorium, the washing area in a monastery.

That which laves, particularly a washbasin.


• (washbasin): See washbasin


• arvel, larve, ravel, reval, velar

Source: Wiktionary

Lav"er, n. Etym: [OE. lavour, F. lavoir, L. lavatorium a washing place. See Lavatory.]

1. A vessel for washing; a large basin.

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.

3. That which washes or cleanses. J. H. Newman.

Lav"er, n. Etym: [From Lave to wash.]

Definition: One who laves; a washer. [Obs.]

La"ver, n.

Definition: The fronds of certain marine algæ used as food, and for making a sauce called laver sauce. Green laver is the Ulva latissima; purlpe laver, Porphyra laciniata and P. vulgaris. It is prepared by stewing, either alone or with other vegetables, and with various condiments; - - called also sloke, or sloakan. Mountain laver (Bot.), a reddish gelatinous alga of the genus Palmella, found on the sides of mountains

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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