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wafer

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noun wa·fer \ˈwā-fər\

Simple Definition of wafer

  • : a thin, crisp cracker

  • : a round, thin piece of bread eaten during the Christian Communion ceremony

  • : a small, round, thin object

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of wafer

  1. 1 a :  a thin crisp cake, candy, or cracker b :  a round thin piece of unleavened bread used in the celebration of the Eucharist

  2. 2 :  an adhesive disk of dried paste with added coloring matter used as a seal

  3. 3 a :  a thin disk or ring resembling a wafer and variously used (as for a valve or diaphragm) b :  a thin slice of semiconductor (as silicon) used as a base for an electronic component or circuit

Origin of wafer

Middle English, from Anglo-French wafer, walfre, of Germanic origin; akin to Middle Dutch wafele waffle


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with wafer


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wafer

verb wa·fer

Definition of wafer

waferedwafering play \-f(ə-)riŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to seal, close, or fasten with a wafer

  3. 2 :  to divide (as a silicon rod) into wafers



1748

First Known Use of wafer

1748


WAFER Defined for Kids

wafer

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noun wa·fer \ˈwā-fər\

Definition of wafer for Students

  1. :  a thin crisp cake or cracker




Medical Dictionary

wafer

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noun wa·fer \ˈwā-fər\

Medical Definition of wafer

  1. :  cachet




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