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wafer (ˈweɪfə Pronunciation for wafer



  1. a thin crisp sweetened biscuit with different flavourings, served with ice cream, etc
  2. (Christianity) a thin disc of unleavened bread used in the Eucharist as celebrated by the Western Church
  3. (pharmacology) an envelope of rice paper enclosing a medicament
  4. (electronics) a large single crystal of semiconductor material, such as silicon, on which numerous integrated circuits are manufactured and then separated
  5. a small thin disc of adhesive material used to seal letters, documents, etc


  1. (transitive) to seal, fasten, or attach with a wafer

Derived Forms

ˈwafer-ˌlike, ˈwafery adjective

Word Origin

C14: from Old Northern French waufre, from Middle Low German wāfel; related to waffle1

Translations for 'wafer'

  • British English: waferPronunciation for wafer A wafer is a thin crisp biscuit, often eaten with ice cream.ˈweɪfə NOUN
  • Arabic: بِسْكُوتٌ وَيْفَرPronunciation for بِسْكُوتٌ وَيْفَر
  • Brazilian Portuguese: biscoitoPronunciation for biscoito
  • Chinese: 薄饼Pronunciation for 薄饼
  • Croatian: oblatnaPronunciation for oblatna
  • Czech: oplatkaPronunciation for oplatka
  • Danish: vaffelPronunciation for vaffel
  • Dutch: wafelPronunciation for wafel
  • European Spanish: gofrePronunciation for gofre
  • Finnish: vohvelikeksiPronunciation for vohvelikeksi
  • French: gaufrettePronunciation for gaufrette
  • German: WaffelPronunciation for Waffel
  • Greek: γκοφρέταPronunciation for γκοφρέτα
  • Italian: waferPronunciation for wafer
  • Japanese: ウエハースPronunciation for ウエハース
  • Korean: 웨이퍼Pronunciation for 웨이퍼
  • Norwegian: vaffelkjeksPronunciation for vaffelkjeks
  • Polish: wafelPronunciation for wafel
  • Portuguese: biscoitoPronunciation for biscoito
  • Romanian: vafă vafe
  • Russian: вафляPronunciation for вафля
  • Spanish: obleaPronunciation for oblea
  • Swedish: rånPronunciation for rånkex
  • Thai: ขนมปังกรอบบางรสหวานมักกินกับไอศกรีมPronunciation for ขนมปังกรอบบางรสหวานมักกินกับไอศกรีม
  • Turkish: gofretPronunciation for gofret
  • Ukrainian: вафля
  • Vietnamese: bánh xốpPronunciation for bánh xốp

Example Sentences Including 'wafer'

He gave Frodo water and an additional wafer of the waybread, and he made a pillow of his cloak for his master's head.
J.R.R. Tolkien THE LORD OF THE RINGS (2004)
Sharing a wafer of lembas, and munching it as best they could with their parched mouths, Frodo and Sam plodded on.
J.R.R. Tolkien THE LORD OF THE RINGS (2004)
The company's just bought Inmost, and that means wafer scale technology and transputers.
Thomas, Craig The Last Raven


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