Definitions for waferˈweɪ fər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wa•ferˈweɪ fər(n.)

  1. a thin, crisp cake or biscuit, often sweetened and flavored.

    Category: Cooking

  2. a thin disk of unleavened bread, used in the Eucharist.

    Category: Religion

  3. a thin disk, esp. of dried paste, used esp. for sealing letters.

  4. any small, thin disk, as a washer or piece of insulation.

  5. a thin slice of semiconductor used as a base material on which single transistors or integrated-circuit components are formed.

    Category: Electronics

  6. (v.t.)to seal, close, or attach by means of a wafer.

Origin of wafer:

1350–1400; ME wafre < MD wafer, var. of wafelwaffle1

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)


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    A soft disk originally made of flour, and later of gelatin or a similar substance, used to seal letters, attach papers etc.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


  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.

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a type of very thin biscuit, often eaten with ice-cream.

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