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.
Other definitions for laver (2 of 3)
any of several edible seaweeds, especially of the genus Porphyra.
Other definitions for Laver (3 of 3)
Rod(ney George), born 1938, Australian tennis player.
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How to use laver in a sentence
He also became the first man to win three consecutive Grand Slams since Rod laver did it in 1969.
A court enclosed the whole; near the porch was a laver for the ablutions of intending worshippers.
The plants are edible, being the laver of commerce, eaten principally by the Chinese, who make them into soup.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide | Augusta Foote Arnold
There the cover ceased wholly, and below them lay the glen of the laver.Huntingtower | John Buchan
On the benches beside the skeletons were a bronze laver and mirror, a simple candlestick, and a brazier used for burning perfumes.Roman Mosaics | Hugh Macmillan
Tout l'ocan du grand Neptune pourrait-il laver ce sang de ma main?Major Prophets of To-Day | Edwin E. Slosson
British Dictionary definitions for laver (1 of 3)
Old Testament a large basin of water used by the priests for ritual ablutions
the font or the water of baptism
British Dictionary definitions for laver (2 of 3)
any of several seaweeds of the genus Porphyra and related genera, with edible fronds: phylum Rhodophyta (red algae)
British Dictionary definitions for Laver (3 of 3)
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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