from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tray for serving food or drinks.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who salves or cures.
- n. One who pretends to cure; quacksalver.
- n. One who salves or saves goods, etc. from destruction or loss.
- n. A tray used to display or serve food.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who salves, or uses salve as a remedy; hence, a quacksalver, or quack.
- n. A salvor.
- n. A tray or waiter on which anything is presented.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who salves or cures, or one who pretends to cure: as, a quacksalver.
- n. One who salves or saves goods, a vessel, etc., from destruction or loss by fire, shipwreck, etc.
- n. A tray, especially a large and heavy one, upon which anything is offered to a person, as in the service of the table.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a tray (or large plate) for serving food or drinks; usually made of silver
The plant continues in blossom from June till the first frosts wither the leaves; it is far less coarse than the potatoe; the flower, when full blown, is about the size of a half crown, and quite flat; I think it is what you call salver-shaped: it delights in light loamy soil, growing on the upturned roots of fallen trees, where the ground is inclined to be sandy.
On a salver was a stack of programs for different ballets.
Stafford near Dunrobin Castle in Sutherlandshire, in which the usual ringent form of the corolla was replaced by the form called salver-shaped.
He held a salver in his hand, and on the salver was a letter.
While he was speaking the servant entered with a salver, and on the salver was a note.
The salver, which is 18.75 inches (abou 48 cm) in diameter, is decorated with figures from mythology.
The name "salver," commonly applied to a tray or waiter, seems to have originated from the old custom of tasting meats before they were served, to salve or save their employers from harm.
The photos were genuine, but characterised by the fact that they were all taken in the middle of dinner and Mr Mifsud was standing behind the celebrities, usually holding a silver salver of mixed seasonal vegetables.
The picture turns out to be as circular as the salver.
If Salome cannot have him alive, she will enjoy him dead: in return for her dancing, she requires Herod to let her have his head on a silver salver.