- Old Testament. a large basin upon a foot or pedestal in the court of the Hebrew tabernacle and subsequently in the temple, containing water for the ablutions of the priests and for the washing of the sacrifices in the temple service.
- Ecclesiastical. the font or water of baptism.
- any spiritually cleansing agency.
- a basin, bowl, or cistern to wash in.
- any bowl or pan for water.
Origin of laver1
1300–50; Middle English lavo(u)r < Anglo-French lavour, Old French laveoir < Late Latin lavātōrium lavatory
- any of several edible seaweeds, especially of the genus Porphyra.
Origin of laver2
1605–15; < New Latin, special use of Latin laver a water plant
- Rod(ney George),born 1938, Australian tennis player.
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Examples from the Web for laver
She had seen the man Laver rush forward at the sound of the whistle.The Motor Pirate
George Sidney Paternoster
Hence, it is only as I am making use of the laver that I can approach the altar.Notes on the book of Exodus
C. H. (Charles Henry) Mackintosh
The principal food of this Goose consists of grass, wrack, and laver.British Sea Birds
In this stood the Altar, the Laver, and the Tabernacle itself.Outline Studies in the Old Testament for Bible Teachers
Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
That He might sanctify her, having cleansed her in the laver of water by the word.The Expositor's Bible: Ephesians
G. G. Findlay
- Old Testament a large basin of water used by the priests for ritual ablutions
- the font or the water of baptism
C14: from Old French laveoir, from Late Latin lavātōrium washing place
- any of several seaweeds of the genus Porphyra and related genera, with edible fronds: phylum Rhodophyta (red algae)
C16: from Latin
- Rod (ney) (George). born 1938, Australian tennis player: won eleven Grand Slam singles titles (1960–69), including all four in a single year twice (1962, 1969)
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