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wafer

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noun wa·fer \ˈwā-fər\

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 and Etymology of wafer

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


First Known Use: 14th century


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wafer

verb wa·fer

Definition of wafer

wafered

wafering

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  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 English Language Learners

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wafer

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noun wa·fer \ˈwā-fər\

Definition of wafer for English Language Learners

  • : a thin, crisp cracker

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

  • : a small, round, thin object


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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