wafer

noun /ˈweɪfə/
a) A light, thin, flat biscuit.

The house supplied him with a wafer for his present purpose, with which, having sealed his letter, he returned hastily towards the brook side, in order to search for the things which he had there lost.

b) A thin disk of consecrated unleavened bread used in communion.

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  • Wafer — Wa fer, n. [OE. wafre, OF. waufre, qaufre, F. qaufre; of Teutonic origin; cf. LG. & D. wafel, G. waffel, Dan. vaffel, Sw. v[*a]ffla; all akin to G. wabe a honeycomb, OHG. waba, being named from the resemblance to a honeycomb. G. wabe is probably… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wafer — (n.) late 14c., from Anglo Fr. wafre, O.N.Fr. waufre honeycomb, wafer, perhaps from Frankish (Cf. Flem. wafer, altered from M.Du. wafel honeycomb; see WAFFLE (Cf. waffle) (n.)). Also found in Old French as gaufre, gofre wafer, waffle. Eucharistic …   Etymology dictionary

  • wafer — [wā′fər] n. [ME wafre < NormFr waufre < MDu wafel, wafer, WAFFLE1] 1. a) a thin, flat, crisp cracker or cookie b) anything resembling this, as a thin, flat disk of candy 2. a piece of Eucharistic bread, specif., a thin, flat, white,… …   English World dictionary

  • Wafer — Wa fer, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wafered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wafering}.] To seal or close with a wafer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wafer — / vafer/ s.m. [dall ingl. wafer, affine al fr. gaufre cialda ]. (gastron.) [biscotto costituito da più strati friabili ripieni per lo più di vaniglia e cioccolato] ▶◀ cialda. ⇑ biscotto …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • wafer — /vafer, ingl. ˈweɪfə(r)/ [vc. ingl., letteralmente «cialda»] s. m. inv. cialda …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • wafer — ► NOUN 1) a very thin light, crisp sweet biscuit. 2) a thin disc of unleavened bread used in the Eucharist. 3) a disc of red paper stuck on a legal document as a seal. 4) Electronics a very thin slice of a semiconductor crystal used in solid… …   English terms dictionary

  • Wafer — Als Wafer [ˈweɪfə(r)] (engl. „Waffel“ oder „Oblate“) werden in der Mikroelektronik, Photovoltaik und Mikrosystemtechnik kreisrunde oder quadratische, ca. 1 mm dicke Scheiben bezeichnet. Sie werden aus ein oder polykristallinen (Halbleiter… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Wafer — For semiconductor wafers, see Wafer (electronics). Israeli chocolate cream flavored wafers …   Wikipedia

  • Wafer — Un wafer en silicium gravé En électronique et micro électronique, un wafer (de l anglais) est une tranche ou une galette de semi conducteur. Sommaire 1 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Wafer — Wa|fer 〈[ wɛıfə(r)] m. 3; El.〉 Halbleiterplatte, auf der elektr. Schaltungen untergebracht sind [engl.] * * * Wa|fer [ weɪfɐ ], der; s, [s] [engl. wafer, eigtl. = Waffel, Oblate] (Elektronik): dünne Scheibe aus Halbleitermaterial, auf die… …   Universal-Lexikon

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