Wafer

Definition of Wafer

Wa´fer
n.1.
1.(Cookery) A thin cake made of flour and other ingredients.
Wafers piping hot out of the gleed.
- Chaucer.
The curious work in pastry, the fine cakes, wafers, and marchpanes.
- Holland.
A woman's oaths are wafers - break with making
- B. Jonson.
2.(Eccl.) A thin cake or piece of bread (commonly unleavened, circular, and stamped with a crucifix or with the sacred monogram) used in the Eucharist, as in the Roman Catholic Church.
3.An adhesive disk of dried paste, made of flour, gelatin, isinglass, or the like, and coloring matter, - used in sealing letters and other documents.
4.Any thin but rigid plate of solid material, esp. of discoidal shape; - a term used commonly to refer to the thin slices of silicon used as starting material for the manufacture of integrated circuits.
Wafer cake
a sweet, thin cake.
Wafer irons
(Cookery) a pincher-shaped contrivance, having flat plates, or blades, between which wafers are baked.
- Shak.
Wafer woman
a woman who sold wafer cakes; also, one employed in amorous intrigues.
- Beau. & Fl.
v. t.1.To seal or close with a wafer.
[imp. & p. p. Wafered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Wafering.]

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Brussels biscuit, Communion, Eucharist, Holy Communion, Host, Last Supper, Melba toast, Sacrament Sunday, altar bread, biscuit, bread, bread and wine, coat, coating, collop, consecrated bread, consecrated elements, consubstantiation, covering, cut, deal, disk, elements, feuille, film, flap, foil, fold, graham cracker, gruel, hardtack, impanation, intinction, lamella, lamina, laminated glass, laminated wood, lap, lath, leaf, loaf, membrane, mere shadow, pane, panel, paper, patina, peel, pellicle, pilot biscuit, plait, plank, plate, plating, ply, plywood, pretzel, rail, rake, rasher, real presence, rusk, safety glass, saltine, scum, sea biscuit, shadow, shaving, sheet, ship biscuit, sinker, skeleton, skin, slab, slat, slice, slip, soda cracker, soup, splinter, streak, subpanation, table, tablet, the Holy Sacrament, the Sacrament, transubstantiation, vein, veneer, zwieback
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