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5 definitions found
 for Laver
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Laver \Lav"er\, n. [From Lave to wash.]
     One who laves; a washer. [Obs.]
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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, either alone or with
     other vegetables, and with various condiments; -- called also
     sloke, or sloakan.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Mountain laver (Bot.), a reddish gelatinous alga of the
        genus Palmella, found on the sides of mountains
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Laver
      n 1: 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) [syn: Laver, Rod Laver, Rodney
           George Laver]
      2: (Old Testament) large basin used by a priest in an ancient
         Jewish temple to perform ritual ablutions
      3: edible red seaweeds [syn: red laver, laver]
      4: seaweed with edible translucent crinkly green fronds [syn:
         sea lettuce, laver]

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Laver
     (Heb. kiyor), a "basin" for boiling in, a "pan" for cooking (1
     Sam. 2:14), a "fire-pan" or hearth (Zech. 12:6), the sacred
     wash-bowl of the tabernacle and temple (Ex. 30:18, 28; 31:9;
     35:16; 38:8; 39:39; 40:7, 11, 30, etc.), a basin for the water
     used by the priests in their ablutions.
     
       That which was originally used in the tabernacle was of brass
     (rather copper; Heb. nihsheth), made from the metal mirrors the
     women brought out of Egypt (Ex. 38:8). It contained water
     wherewith the priests washed their hands and feet when they
     entered the tabernacle (40:32). It stood in the court between
     the altar and the door of the tabernacle (30:19, 21).
     
       In the temple there were ten lavers used for the sacrifices,
     and the molten sea for the ablutions of the priests (2 Chr.
     4:6). The position and uses of these are described 1 Kings
     7:23-39; 2 Chr. 4:6. The "molten sea" was made of copper, taken
     from Tibhath and Chun, cities of Hadarezer, king of Zobah (1
     Chr. 18:8; 1 Kings 7:23-26).
     
       No lavers are mentioned in the second temple.
     

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