Laver

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n laver seaweed with edible translucent crinkly green fronds
    • n laver edible red seaweeds
    • n laver (Old Testament) large basin used by a priest in an ancient Jewish temple to perform ritual ablutions
    • n Laver 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)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Laver (Script. Hist) A large brazen vessel placed in the court of the Jewish tabernacle where the officiating priests washed their hands and feet.
    • Laver A vessel for washing; a large basin.
    • Laver (Script. Hist) One of several vessels in Solomon's Temple in which the offerings for burnt sacrifices were washed.
    • n Laver One who laves; a washer.
    • Laver That which washes or cleanses.
    • n Laver lā"vẽr The fronds of certain marine algæ 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n laver A basin, bowl, trough, or cistern to wash in. The laver mentioned in the Old Testament was a large basin which stood upon a foot or pedestal in the court of the Jewish tabernacle, and subsequently in the temple, and contained water for the ablutions of the priests, and for the washing of the sacrifices in the temple service.
    • n laver In heraldry, a colter or plowshare when used as a bearing.
    • n laver Either of two species of algæ. of the genus Porphyra, P. laciniata and P. vulgaris, known in Ireland and Scotland as sloke or Sloakan. They are used as food, either stewed or pickled, and eaten with pepper, vinegar, and oil; and they are said to be useful in scrofulous affections and glandular swellings. Also laverwort.
    • n laver A dish composed of one of the above algæ or of some similar seaweed. See laver-bread.
    • laver Hanging.
    • n laver Figuratively, the baptismal font; the spiritual regeneration of baptism; any cleansing of the spirit.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Laver a large vessel for laving or washing
    • Laver . See Lave (1).
    • n Laver lāv′ėr the fronds of certain marine plants, sometimes used as food.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. lavour, F. lavoir, L. lavatorium, a washing place. See Lavatory
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. laver.

Usage

In literature:

Then went they to wash at a great laver of gold, and then went to sit at the tables.
"High History of the Holy Graal" by Unknown
Good morning, Mrs. Lavers.
"The Heir of Redclyffe" by Charlotte M. Yonge
I'm instructing Linkman and Laver of Budge Row to act for me.
"The Forsyte Saga, Volume II." by John Galsworthy
This brazen vessel was called a sea for its largeness, for the laver was ten feet in diameter, and cast of the thickness of a palm.
"The Antiquities of the Jews" by Flavius Josephus
There the cover ceased wholly, and below them lay the glen of the Laver.
"Huntingtower" by John Buchan
R. 4.6.15 1807 Laver, Pte.
"The Seventh Manchesters" by S. J. Wilson
Her eyes are bubbling like the laver.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
Forrest took a bunch of skeleton keys from the bag Laver had handed to him and dangled them before his eyes.
"The Motor Pirate" by George Sidney Paternoster
Je vous avais indique un Commite Secret; c'etait la qu'il fallait laver notre linge.
"Travels in France during the years 1814-1815" by Archibald Alison
There was something so mildly stimulating to these ruffians in observing the clumsy lavering of two small children.
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum
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In news:

Anne Laver told CNN Boger raped her when she was 11.
SAN DIEGO—Mary Laver , wife of tennis great Rod Laver , has died after a long illness.
Rod Laver said Tuesday that Mary Laver died Monday morning at their home in Carlsbad in northern San Diego County.
Rod Laver 's wife passes away at their Carlsbad home.
Mary Laver , tennis legend Rod Laver 's wife, passed away Monday morning at their Carlsbad home after a lengthy illness.
Rod Laver on Tuesday said Mary Laver died Monday morning at their home in Carlsbad in northern San Diego County.
George was born on Jan 18, 1938 in Yreka to Anthony Mathias Milne and Fern Lavere Milne .
SAN DIEGO—Mary Laver, wife of tennis great Rod Laver , has died after a long illness.
Mary Laver, wife of Rod Laver , dies at 84.
Mary Laver, wife of tennis great Rod Laver , dies at 84.
SAN DIEGO — Mary Laver, wife of tennis great Rod Laver , has died after a long illness.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mary Laver, wife of tennis great Rod Laver , has died after a long illness.
It was still dark outside when Rodney George Laver, as curious as the rest of us, awoke Monday morning.
Rod Laver on Tuesday said Mary Laver died Monday morning at their home in Carlsbad in northern San Diego County.
Australia — home of sporting greats Greg Norman, Rod Laver and Ian Thorpe — did not produce a Tour de France champion until the race's 98th edition.
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In science:

It is a theorem of Laver (1987) that under MAℵ1 , forcing with any measurable algebra preserves SH.
Random gaps
Jo78] Johnston R.J. (1978): On the Measurement of Power: Some reactions to Laver.
Invariably Suboptimal - An attempt to improve the voting rules of Treaties of Nice and Lisbon
It is well known that Laver forcing preserves some stronger property than ⊑random (see ).
Generalized Luzin sets
Previously we noticed that both random and Laver forcing, preserves ⊑random and then by Theorem 3.3 Pω2 preserves relation ⊑random .
Generalized Luzin sets
Qα has the cardinality of the continuum; and (2) (cid:13)α ˜Qα has the Laver property.
Infinite products of finite simple groups
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