wafer-thin


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

wafer-thin

adj
1. extremely thin and flat
2. (of a margin, majority, etc) very small in amount
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.wafer-thin - very thinwafer-thin - very thin; "wafer-thin sheets of metal"
thin - of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section; "thin wire"; "a thin chiffon blouse"; "a thin book"; "a thin layer of paint"
Adv.1.wafer-thin - very thin; "it was cut wafer-thin"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations

wafer-thin

[ˈweɪfəˈθɪn] ADJ
1. (lit) → finísimo
2. (fig) [majority] → muy estrecho
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

wafer-thin

adjhauchdünn
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

wafer-thin

[ˌweɪfəˈθɪn] adjsottilissimo/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

wafer

(ˈweifə) noun
a type of very thin biscuit, often eaten with ice-cream.
ˌwafer-ˈthin adjective
extremely thin.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Bannan's stunning 30-yard shot into the top corner and Lucas Joao's calm chip over the keeper kept alive the Owls' own wafer-thin chance of making the top six.
What he does do well, though, is shoot in a hyperactive style that helps distract from the wafer-thin plot.
Their smile makeovers can include high-quality wafer-thin veneers, cosmetic teeth straightening, teeth whitening, stain removal and other high-quality dental treatments to make your smile shine this spring.
Airlines operate on wafer-thin margins, we know, but airports like Glasgow and Edinburgh measure their profits in the millions of passengers who have to pass through their check-in terminals each year.
Line each mushroom base with a slice of wafer-thin ham, then crack an egg on top.
The sleeve is a wafer-thin sticker that can be stuck on any type of SIM card.
Head coach John Carver has just 13 outeld players to pick from as he tries to work with a wafer-thin squad and with a clutch of players out of contract this summer, United are look-look ing in depleted state as the season heads for a bottom-half nish.
Summary: Reno: Argentine Andres Romero fired a six-under 66 to take a wafer-thin one point lead ...
The plot is wafer-thin but the stars are great and Rome looks wonderful, as of course it is.
started taking pre-orders on Wednesday for the world's first big TVs that use an advanced display technology promising startlingly clear images on wafer-thin screens.
The wafer-thin plot sees Horatio forced to arrest Ryan for the murder of an assistant state attorney.
As it pulls power to the centre, the coalition displays the wafer-thin depth of its commitment to the localism that ministers are fond of pretending they believe in.