Laver

/ˈleɪvə/ (say 'layvuh)

noun
1. Rod(ney) George, born 1938, Australian tennis player; in 1962 and 1969 completed the `grand slam' of international tennis by winning the Australian, Wimbledon, French and US championships.
2. William Adolphus, 1866–1940, Australian musician; established the University Symphony Orchestra at the University of Melbourne.
Rod Laver was born in Gladstone, Qld. He first reached the Wimbledon finals in 1959 and won the title in 1961 and 1962 before turning professional. He returned to Wimbledon when the competition became open in 1968 and won then and again in 1969, in that year completing the second of his `grand slam' triumphs. He won the Australian singles championship in 1960, 1962 and 1969.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • laver — [ lave ] v. tr. <conjug. : 1> • 980; lat. lavare I ♦ 1 ♦ Nettoyer avec un liquide, notamment avec de l eau. ⇒ décrasser , décrotter, dégraisser, 2. détacher, nettoyer, savonner. Laver avec une brosse, une éponge; avec du savon, de la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • laver — LAVER. v.a. Nettoyer avec de l eau ou quelque autre chose de liquide. Laver du linge. laver la lessive. se laver le visage. se laver les mains. un bassin à laver les mains. se laver les pieds. se laver la bouche. laver une playe avec du vin. la… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Laver — con tostada. El laver, también conocido a veces como slake,[1] es un alga comestible con un alto contenido en sales minerales, especialmente yodo e hierro. Se usa para elaborar …   Wikipedia Español

  • laver — Laver, et nettoyer, Abluere, Colluere, Eluere, Baptizare, Lauare, Subluere. Fort laver, Proluere, Perluere, Elauare. Laver ses mains ce temps pendant que quelque chose se fait, Manus interluere. Baille moy à laver, Cedo aquam manibus. Bud ex… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Laver — might refer to one of the following: *Laver (seaweed), an edible seaweed *Laver, a basin for ceremonial ablution *Laver, a river in North Yorkshire *High Laver a village in the Epping Forest district of Essex, England See also *Arnold Laver,… …   Wikipedia

  • Laver — La ver (l[=a] v[ e]r), n. The fronds of certain marine alg[ae] 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • LAVER (R.) — LAVER RODNEY, dit ROD (1938 ) L’Australien Rod Laver est le seul tennisman à avoir réussi deux fois le Grand Chelem. En 1962, c’est en dominant ses compatriotes Roy Emerson en Australie, en France et aux États Unis et Martin Mulligan en Grande… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • laver — (also purple laver) ► NOUN ▪ an edible seaweed with thin reddish purple and green sheet like fronds. ORIGIN Latin …   English terms dictionary

  • Laver — Lav er, n. [From {Lave} to wash.] One who laves; a washer. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Laver — Lav er (l[=a] v[ e]r), n. [OE. lavour, F. lavoir, L. lavatorium a washing place. See {Lavatory}.] 1. A vessel for washing; a large basin. [1913 Webster] 2. (Script. Hist.) (a) A large brazen vessel placed in the court of the Jewish tabernacle… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Laver — Laver, ein drei Stunden langes Hochthal im bündischen Unter Engadin in der Schweiz, mit vielen Sennhütten …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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