Laver definition

lāvər
A large basin used in the ancient Jewish Temple by a priest for ablutions before making a sacrificial offering.
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(archaic) A vessel or basin, especially one used for washing.
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Any of several dried edible seaweeds, especially red algae of the genus Porphyra and green algae of the genus Ulva.
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A large basin used for ceremonial washing by priests of the ancient Jewish Temple.
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A large basin to wash in.
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Water or any cleansing liquid.
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Any of various large, edible, ribbonlike seaweeds.
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A red alga of the genus Porphyra.
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A basin for washing.
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One who laves; a washer.

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That which washes or cleanses.
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Origin of laver

  • Middle English water pitcher from Old French laveoir probably from Late Latin lavātōrium lavatory

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English a water plant from Old English læfer from Latin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French laveoir, from Latin lavatorium. Compare lavatory.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Latin (see below).

    From Wiktionary