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wa·fer

 (wā′fər)
n.
1. A small, thin, crisp cake, biscuit, or candy.
2. Ecclesiastical A small thin disk of unleavened bread used in the Eucharist.
3. Pharmacology A flat, tablet of rice paper or dried flour paste encasing a powdered drug.
4. A small disk of adhesive material used as a seal for papers.
5. Electronics A small, thin circular slice of a semiconducting material, such as pure silicon, on which an integrated circuit can be formed.
tr.v. wa·fered, wa·fer·ing, wa·fers
1. To seal or fasten together with a disk of adhesive material.
2. Pharmacology To prepare in the form of wafers.
3. Electronics To divide into wafers.

[Middle English wafre, from Anglo-Norman, variant of Old North French waufre, of Germanic origin; see webh- in Indo-European roots.]

wafer

(ˈweɪfə)
n
1. (Cookery) a thin crisp sweetened biscuit with different flavourings, served with ice cream, etc
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity a thin disc of unleavened bread used in the Eucharist as celebrated by the Western Church
3. (Pharmacology) pharmacol an envelope of rice paper enclosing a medicament
4. (Electronics) electronics a large single crystal of semiconductor material, such as silicon, on which numerous integrated circuits are manufactured and then separated
5. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a small thin disc of adhesive material used to seal letters, documents, etc
vb
(tr) to seal, fasten, or attach with a wafer
[C14: from Old Northern French waufre, from Middle Low German wāfel; related to waffle1]
ˈwafer-ˌlike, ˈwafery adj

wa•fer

(ˈweɪ fər)

n.
1. a thin, crisp cake or biscuit, often sweetened and flavored.
2. a thin disk of unleavened bread, used in the Eucharist.
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.
v.t.
6. to seal, close, or attach by means of a wafer.
[1350–1400; Middle English wafre < Middle Dutch wafer, variant of wafel waffle1]

wafer


Past participle: wafered
Gerund: wafering

Imperative
wafer
wafer
Present
I wafer
you wafer
he/she/it wafers
we wafer
you wafer
they wafer
Preterite
I wafered
you wafered
he/she/it wafered
we wafered
you wafered
they wafered
Present Continuous
I am wafering
you are wafering
he/she/it is wafering
we are wafering
you are wafering
they are wafering
Present Perfect
I have wafered
you have wafered
he/she/it has wafered
we have wafered
you have wafered
they have wafered
Past Continuous
I was wafering
you were wafering
he/she/it was wafering
we were wafering
you were wafering
they were wafering
Past Perfect
I had wafered
you had wafered
he/she/it had wafered
we had wafered
you had wafered
they had wafered
Future
I will wafer
you will wafer
he/she/it will wafer
we will wafer
you will wafer
they will wafer
Future Perfect
I will have wafered
you will have wafered
he/she/it will have wafered
we will have wafered
you will have wafered
they will have wafered
Future Continuous
I will be wafering
you will be wafering
he/she/it will be wafering
we will be wafering
you will be wafering
they will be wafering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been wafering
you have been wafering
he/she/it has been wafering
we have been wafering
you have been wafering
they have been wafering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been wafering
you will have been wafering
he/she/it will have been wafering
we will have been wafering
you will have been wafering
they will have been wafering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been wafering
you had been wafering
he/she/it had been wafering
we had been wafering
you had been wafering
they had been wafering
Conditional
I would wafer
you would wafer
he/she/it would wafer
we would wafer
you would wafer
they would wafer
Past Conditional
I would have wafered
you would have wafered
he/she/it would have wafered
we would have wafered
you would have wafered
they would have wafered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wafer - a small adhesive disk of paste; used to seal letters
library paste, paste - an adhesive made from water and flour or starch; used on paper and paperboard
2.wafer - a small thin crisp cake or cookiewafer - a small thin crisp cake or cookie  
cookie, cooky, biscuit - any of various small flat sweet cakes (`biscuit' is the British term)
3.wafer - thin disk of unleavened bread used in a religious service (especially in the celebration of the Eucharist)wafer - thin disk of unleavened bread used in a religious service (especially in the celebration of the Eucharist)
bread, breadstuff, staff of life - food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked
Translations
بِسْكُوتٌ وَيْفَررُقاقَه، بَسْكويت هَش
oplatka
vaffel
vohvelikeksi
oblatna
ostya
òunnt kex, ískex
ウエハース
웨이퍼
plonytisvaflis
vafele
oplátka
oblat
rån
ขนมปังกรอบบางรสหวานมักกินกับไอศกรีม
gofretkâğıt helvası
bánh xốp

wafer

[ˈweɪfəʳ] N
1. (= biscuit) → galleta f (Rel) → hostia f; (eaten with ice cream) → barquillo m
2. (Comput) → oblea f
3. (for sealing) → oblea f

wafer

[ˈweɪfər] n
(= biscuit) → gaufrette f
(for holy communion)pain m d'hostie
(in computing)tranche f (de silicium)wafer-thin [ˌweɪfərˈθɪn] adj
[slice, piece] → très fin(e)
[majority] → infime

wafer

n
(= biscuit)Waffel f; a vanilla wafereine Vanilleeiswaffel
(Eccl) → Hostie f
(= silicon wafer)Wafer f

wafer

[ˈweɪfəʳ] n (Culin, Elec) → wafer m inv; (with ice cream) → cialda (Rel) → ostia

wafer

(ˈweifə) noun
a type of very thin biscuit, often eaten with ice-cream.
ˌwafer-ˈthin adjective
extremely thin.

wafer

بِسْكُوتٌ وَيْفَر oplatka vaffel Waffel γκοφρέτα gofre, oblea vohvelikeksi gaufrette oblatna wafer ウエハース 웨이퍼 wafel vaffelkjeks wafel biscoito вафля rån ขนมปังกรอบบางรสหวานมักกินกับไอศกรีม gofret bánh xốp 薄饼

wafer

n (pharm) tableta dispersable, comprimido dispersable (esp. Esp)
References in classic literature ?
In that up and down manly book of old-fashioned adventure, so full, too, of honest wonders --the voyage of Lionel Wafer, one of ancient Dampier's old chums --I found a little matter set down so like that just quoted from Langsdorff, that I cannot forbear inserting it here for a corroborative example, if such be needed.
The last Hamlet as I dressed, made the same mistakes in his reading at rehearsal, till I got him to put a large red wafer on each of his shins, and then at that rehearsal (which was the last) I went in front, sir, to the back of the pit, and whenever his reading brought him into profile, I called out "I don't see no wafers
As the wafer digested, the tincture mounted to his brain, bearing the proposition along with it.
He loved to kneel down on the cold marble pavement and watch the priest, in his stiff flowered dalmatic, slowly and with white hands moving aside the veil of the tabernacle, or raising aloft the jewelled, lantern-shaped monstrance with that pallid wafer that at times, one would fain think, is indeed the "panis caelestis," the bread of angels, or, robed in the garments of the Passion of Christ, breaking the Host into the chalice and smiting his breast for his sins.
But what I am of opinion the governor should cat now in order to preserve and fortify his health is a hundred or so of wafer cakes and a few thin slices of conserve of quinces, which will settle his stomach and help his digestion.
He crumbled the wafer up fine and worked it into the mass between his hands.
But near the instep there is a small circular wafer of paper with the shopman's hieroglyphics upon it.
It was about the size of a wafer when she first observed it, but it speedily grew as large as the palm of her hand, and then she could perceive that it was red.
Sign that; stick a wafer on at the side; clap your finger on the wafer; 'I deliver this as my act and deed;' and there it is--done
It was curious to watch its body during the act of sucking, as in less than ten minutes it changed from being as flat as a wafer to a globular form.
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.
He cut off and spread with cheese a wafer of bread fine as a spider-web.