wafer


1wa·fer

noun \ˈwā-fər\

: a thin, crisp cracker

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

: a small, round, thin object

Full Definition of WAFER

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

2wafer

verb
wa·feredwa·fer·ing \-f(ə-)riŋ\

Definition of WAFER

transitive verb
1
:  to seal, close, or fasten with a wafer
2
:  to divide (as a silicon rod) into wafers

First Known Use of WAFER

1748

wa·fer

noun \ˈwā-fər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of WAFER

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