Definitions for waferˈweɪ fər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wafer(noun)

    a small adhesive disk of paste; used to seal letters

  2. wafer(noun)

    a small thin crisp cake or cookie

  3. wafer(noun)

    thin disk of unleavened bread used in a religious service (especially in the celebration of the Eucharist)

GCIDE

  1. Wafer(n.)

    Any thin but rigid plate of solid material, esp. of discoidal shape; -- a term used commonly to refer to the thin slices of silicon used as starting material for the manufacture of integrated circuits.

  2. Origin: [OE. wafre, OF. waufre, qaufre, F. qaufre; of Teutonic origin; cf. LG. & D. wafel, G. waffel, Dan. vaffel, Sw. vffla; all akin to G. wabe a honeycomb, OHG. waba, being named from the resemblance to a honeycomb. G. wabe is probably akin to E. weave. See Weave, and cf. Waffle, Gauffer.]

Wiktionary

  1. wafer(Noun)

    A light, thin, flat biscuit.

  2. wafer(Noun)

    A thin disk of consecrated unleavened bread used in communion.

  3. wafer(Noun)

    A soft disk originally made of flour, and later of gelatin or a similar substance, used to seal letters, attach papers etc.

  4. wafer(Noun)

    A thin disk of silicon or other semiconductor on which an electronic circuit is produced.

  5. Origin: From wafre, waufre ( = Old French gaufre), from wafel. Compare waffle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wafer(noun)

    a thin cake made of flour and other ingredients

  2. Wafer(noun)

    a thin cake or piece of bread (commonly unleavened, circular, and stamped with a crucifix or with the sacred monogram) used in the Eucharist, as in the Roman Catholic Church

  3. Wafer(noun)

    an adhesive disk of dried paste, made of flour, gelatin, isinglass, or the like, and coloring matter, -- used in sealing letters and other documents

  4. Wafer(verb)

    to seal or close with a wafer

  5. Origin: [OE. wafre, OF. waufre, qaufre, F. qaufre; of Teutonic origin; cf. LG. & D. wafel, G. waffel, Dan. vaffel, Sw. vffla; all akin to G. wabe a honeycomb, OHG. waba, being named from the resemblance to a honeycomb. G. wabe is probably akin to E. weave. See Weave, and cf. Waffle, Gauffer.]

Freebase

  1. Wafer

    In gastronomy, a wafer is a crisp, often sweet, very thin, flat, and dry biscuit, often used to decorate ice cream. Wafers can also be made into cookies with cream flavoring sandwiched between them. They frequently have a waffle surface pattern but may also be patterned with insignia of the food's manufacturer or may be patternless. Many chocolate bars, such as Kit Kat and Coffee Crisp, have wafers in them.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wafer

    wā′fėr, n. a thin round cake of unleavened bread, usually stamped with a cross, an Agnus Dei, the letters I.H.S., &c., used in the Eucharist in the R.C. Church: a thin leaf of coloured paste for sealing letters, &c.: a thin cake of paste used to facilitate the swallowing of powders.—v.t. to close with a wafer.—n. Wā′fer-cake.—adj. Wā′fery, like a wafer. [O. Fr. waufre (Fr. gaufre)—Old Dut. waefel, a cake of wax; Ger. wabe, a honeycomb.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wafer in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wafer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Charles de LEUSSE:

    The king who has the broad bean does not have one whole wafer. (Le roi qui a la fève - N'a la galette entière.)

  2. Craig Reedie:

    At a time when trust in sport is wafer thin, these troubling assertions will do little to reinforce confidence in the Russian anti-doping system when clean athletes need it most, the next important step is to install two international experts in Russia to ensure that the anti-doping system is free of undue interference and is fully independent.

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