• WordNet 3.6
    • n salver a tray (or large plate) for serving food or drinks; usually made of silver
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Salver A salvor.
    • n Salver A tray or waiter on which anything is presented.
    • n Salver One who salves, or uses salve as a remedy; hence, a quacksalver, or quack.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n salver One who salves or cures, or one who pretends to cure: as, a quacksalver.
    • n salver One who salves or saves goods, a vessel, etc., from destruction or loss by fire, shipwreck, etc.
    • n salver A tray, especially a large and heavy one, upon which anything is offered to a person, as in the service of the table.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Salver a quacksalver, a pretender
    • n Salver sal′vėr a plate on which anything is presented
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sp. salva, pregustation, the tasting of viands before they are served, salver, fr. salvar, to save, to taste, to prove the food or drink of nobles, from L. salvare, to save. See Save
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sp. salva, a salver, salvar, to save—Low L. salvāre, to save.


In literature:

It includes three flagons, four chalices, six salvers, and a pair of candlesticks, all of silver-gilt.
"Chelsea" by G. E. (Geraldine Edith) Mitton
Presently she held out the empty wine-glass; the steward took it on his heavy silver salver; she raised her eyes.
"A Young Man in a Hurry" by Robert W. Chambers
It was not the same waiter, but a taller, fairer man who bowed as he held out the silver salver.
"The Slave of Silence" by Fred M. White
Rivers immediately brought it back as lost property, courteously presenting it to Felicity on a silver salver.
"The Twelfth Hour" by Ada Leverson
A servant girl stood by her side with a card on a salver.
"The New Tenant" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
A silver salver of large size costs a thousand dollars.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 122, December, 1867" by Various
A page-boy threaded his way to the table and stood bashfully at a distance with a tarnished salver pressed against his buttons.
"The Education of Eric Lane" by Stephen McKenna
Rising, she opened it, to find a servant standing without and waiting to deliver a card that lay upon a silver salver.
"The Masked Bridal" by Mrs. Georgie Sheldon
He smiled, and bid me look on that salver, which I did, and admired it much, for it was a very fine one indeed.
"The Fortunate Mistress (Parts 1 and 2)" by Daniel Defoe
And he had work to do; nobody was going to hand him anything on a silver serving salver.
"Occasion for Disaster" by Gordon Randall Garrett

In poetry:

How it scallops its basin and shimmers and shines
Like a salver of silver encompassed with vines,
In crystal illusion reflecting the skies
And the mountain that seems from its bosom to rise.
"Holiday Home." by Hattie Howard

In news:

This Sheffield silver salver was made in the early 19th century by Thomas and James Creswick in Sheffield, England.