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ˈleɪ vərlaver

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Laver, Rod Laver, Rodney George Lavernoun

    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)

  2. lavernoun

    (Old Testament) large basin used by a priest in an ancient Jewish temple to perform ritual ablutions

  3. red laver, lavernoun

    edible red seaweeds

  4. sea lettuce, lavernoun

    seaweed with edible translucent crinkly green fronds

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lavernoun

    a vessel for washing; a large basin

    Etymology: [OE. lavour, F. lavoir, L. lavatorium a washing place. See Lavatory.]

  2. Lavernoun

    a large brazen vessel placed in the court of the Jewish tabernacle where the officiating priests washed their hands and feet

    Etymology: [OE. lavour, F. lavoir, L. lavatorium a washing place. See Lavatory.]

  3. Lavernoun

    one of several vessels in Solomon's Temple in which the offerings for burnt sacrifices were washed

    Etymology: [OE. lavour, F. lavoir, L. lavatorium a washing place. See Lavatory.]

  4. Lavernoun

    that which washes or cleanses

    Etymology: [OE. lavour, F. lavoir, L. lavatorium a washing place. See Lavatory.]

  5. Lavernoun

    one who laves; a washer

    Etymology: [OE. lavour, F. lavoir, L. lavatorium a washing place. See Lavatory.]

  6. Lavernoun

    the fronds of certain marine algae used as food, and for making a sauce called laver sauce. Green laver is the Ulva latissima; purple laver, Porphyra laciniata and P. vulgaris. It is prepared by stewing, either alone or with other vegetables, and with various condiments; -- called also sloke, or sloakan

    Etymology: [OE. lavour, F. lavoir, L. lavatorium a washing place. See Lavatory.]


  1. Laver

    Laver is an edible, littoral alga (seaweed), and has a high content of dietary minerals, particularly iodine and iron. Laver is predominantly consumed in East Asia, where it is known as zicai in China, nori in Japan, and gim in Korea. In Wales, laver is used for making laverbread, a traditional Welsh dish. Laver as food is also commonly found around the west coast of Britain and east coast of Ireland along the Irish Sea, where it is known as slake. It is smooth in texture and forms delicate, sheetlike thalli, often clinging to rocks. The principal variety is purple laver. Purple laver is classified as a red alga, tends to be a brownish colour, but boils down to a dark green pulp when prepared. It is unusual amongst seaweeds because the fronds are only one cell thick. The high iodine content gives the seaweed a distinctive flavour in common with olives and oysters. Ulva lactuca, a green alga, also known as sea lettuce, is occasionally eaten as green laver, which is regarded as inferior to the purple laver.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Laver

    See Lave (1).

  2. Laver

    lāv′ėr, n. the fronds of certain marine plants, sometimes used as food. [L. laver.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. laver

    An edible sea-weed--the Ulva lactuca, anciently lhavan. From this a food is made, called laver-bread, on the shores of S. Wales.

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  1. Arvel

  2. Ravel

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of laver in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of laver in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of laver in a Sentence

  1. Laver Cup organisers:

    This announcement came as a surprise to us and our partners — Tennis Australia, the USTA and the ATP. It raises many questions and we are assessing the situation, at this time, we want our fans, sponsors, broadcasters, staff, volunteers, players and the great city of Boston to know that we intend to hold Laver Cup 2020 as currently scheduled.

  2. Rafa Nadal:

    I am very sad to announce that I won't be able to play in Shanghai this year. It is the second year in a row and in China I have great fans, but, as you all probably know, I had an inflammation on my left wrist during the Laver Cup and I haven't had the time to recover and practice to be ready... I hope to be back in Shanghai for the 2020 tournament.

  3. Roger Federer:

    As I come closer to the end of my playing career, it's wonderful to know that the Laver Cup will be part of the tour that I've dedicated more than 20 years of my life to.

  4. Roger Federer:

    I can't wait. We talked about Laver Cup in Melbourne Park, we talked about how excited he( Spaniard Nadal) was and me too that we're going to be on the same team again, we don't know the opponents' team quite yet, it's a good thing Spaniard Nadal is going to be on my team, and it's on home soil for me in Switzerland, it's indoors, I like indoors.

  5. Nick Kyrgios:

    I've always said that the Laver Cup is my favorite week of the year, and how much it means to me to get around the team and play for something bigger than just myself, we've had some heartbreaking losses over the past couple of years and it means the world to me to have the chance to get out there again with the team and try to get the win for Team World.

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