Wafer

  • 1 Wafer — Wa fer, n. [OE. wafre, OF. waufre, qaufre, F. qaufre; of Teutonic origin; cf. LG. & D. wafel, G. waffel, Dan. vaffel, Sw. v[*a]ffla; all akin to G. wabe a honeycomb, OHG. waba, being named from the resemblance to a honeycomb. G. wabe is probably… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 wafer — (n.) late 14c., from Anglo Fr. wafre, O.N.Fr. waufre honeycomb, wafer, perhaps from Frankish (Cf. Flem. wafer, altered from M.Du. wafel honeycomb; see WAFFLE (Cf. waffle) (n.)). Also found in Old French as gaufre, gofre wafer, waffle. Eucharistic …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 wafer — [wā′fər] n. [ME wafre < NormFr waufre < MDu wafel, wafer, WAFFLE1] 1. a) a thin, flat, crisp cracker or cookie b) anything resembling this, as a thin, flat disk of candy 2. a piece of Eucharistic bread, specif., a thin, flat, white,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 Wafer — Wa fer, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wafered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wafering}.] To seal or close with a wafer. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 wafer — / vafer/ s.m. [dall ingl. wafer, affine al fr. gaufre cialda ]. (gastron.) [biscotto costituito da più strati friabili ripieni per lo più di vaniglia e cioccolato] ▶◀ cialda. ⇑ biscotto …

    Enciclopedia Italiana

  • 6 wafer — /vafer, ingl. ˈweɪfə(r)/ [vc. ingl., letteralmente «cialda»] s. m. inv. cialda …

    Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • 7 wafer — ► NOUN 1) a very thin light, crisp sweet biscuit. 2) a thin disc of unleavened bread used in the Eucharist. 3) a disc of red paper stuck on a legal document as a seal. 4) Electronics a very thin slice of a semiconductor crystal used in solid… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 Wafer — Als Wafer [ˈweɪfə(r)] (engl. „Waffel“ oder „Oblate“) werden in der Mikroelektronik, Photovoltaik und Mikrosystemtechnik kreisrunde oder quadratische, ca. 1 mm dicke Scheiben bezeichnet. Sie werden aus ein oder polykristallinen (Halbleiter… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 9 Wafer — For semiconductor wafers, see Wafer (electronics). Israeli chocolate cream flavored wafers …

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  • 10 Wafer — Un wafer en silicium gravé En électronique et micro électronique, un wafer (de l anglais) est une tranche ou une galette de semi conducteur. Sommaire 1 …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 11 Wafer — Wa|fer 〈[ wɛıfə(r)] m. 3; El.〉 Halbleiterplatte, auf der elektr. Schaltungen untergebracht sind [engl.] * * * Wa|fer [ weɪfɐ ], der; s, [s] [engl. wafer, eigtl. = Waffel, Oblate] (Elektronik): dünne Scheibe aus Halbleitermaterial, auf die… …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 12 wafer — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French wafer, walfre, of Germanic origin; akin to Middle Dutch wafele waffle Date: 14th century 1. a. a thin crisp cake, candy, or cracker b. a round thin piece of unleavened bread used in the… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 wafer — waferlike, wafery, adj. /way feuhr/, n. 1. a thin, crisp cake or biscuit, often sweetened and flavored. 2. a thin disk of unleavened bread, used in the Eucharist, as in the Roman Catholic Church. 3. a thin disk of dried paste, gelatin, adhesive… …

    Universalium

  • 14 wafer — [14] Wafer and waffle [18] are essentially the same word. Both come ultimately from a Low German term whose underlying etymological meaning was of a ‘honeycomb’ patterned cake or biscuit – a sense wafer has since lost. The ancestral form was… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 15 wafer — [14] Wafer and waffle [18] are essentially the same word. Both come ultimately from a Low German term whose underlying etymological meaning was of a ‘honeycomb’ patterned cake or biscuit – a sense wafer has since lost. The ancestral form was… …

    Word origins

  • 16 Wafer — Recorded in many spellings including Weaver, the patronymic Weavers, Wafer, Weafer, Wever, and possibly others, this is an English surname. It can be either an occupational or a locational surname. As an occupational surname it derives from the… …

    Surnames reference

  • 17 wafer — noun Wafer is used before these nouns: ↑biscuit Wafer is used after these nouns: ↑communion …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 18 wafer — [[t]we͟ɪfə(r)[/t]] wafers 1) N COUNT A wafer is a thin crisp biscuit which is usually eaten with ice cream. 2) N COUNT A wafer is a circular, thin piece of special bread which the priest gives people to eat in the Christian service of Holy… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 wafer — UK [ˈweɪfə(r)] / US [ˈweɪfər] noun [countable] Word forms wafer : singular wafer plural wafers 1) a very thin biscuit 2) a thin round piece of bread that a priest gives people to eat during the Christian religious ceremony of holy communion …

    English dictionary

  • 20 wafer — wa•fer [[t]ˈweɪ fər[/t]] n. 1) coo a thin, crisp cake or biscuit, often sweetened and flavored 2) rel 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… …

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