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Definition of "laver" []

  • A large basin used in the ancient Jewish Temple by a priest for ablutions before making a sacrificial offering. (noun)
  • Archaic A vessel, stone basin, or trough used for washing. (noun)
  • Any of several dried, edible seaweeds of the genera Porphyra (the red algae) and Ulva (the green algae). (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "laver" in a sentence
  • "And the laver was a hand breadth thick: and the brim thereof was like the brim of a cup, or the leaf of a crisped lily: it contained two thousand bates."
  • "Wherefore baptism is congruously and truly called the laver of regeneration."
  • "That immerfion in water, fignifies the the mortification of the old man, and the refurrection of the new; that therefore it may be called the laver of regeneration, and true laver in the word, alfo in the death and burial of Chrift; That the life of a chriflian is a daily baptifm once begun in this manner 5;"