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Meaning of WAFER

Pronunciation:  'weyfur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  thin disk of unleavened bread used in a religious service (especially in the celebration of the Eucharist)
  2. [n]  a small thin crisp cake or cookie
  3. [n]  a small adhesive disk of paste; used to seal letters

WAFER is a 5 letter word that starts with W.


 See Also: biscuit, bread, breadstuff, cookie, cooky, library paste, paste, staff of life



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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 akin to E. weave. See {Weave}, and cf. {Waffle},
    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.
    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.
    {Wafer cake}, a sweet, thin cake. --Shak.
    {Wafer irons}, or {Wafer tongs} (Cookery), a pincher-shaped
       contrivance, having flat plates, or blades, between which
       wafers are baked.
    {Wafer woman}, a woman who sold wafer cakes; also, one
       employed in amorous intrigues. --Beau. & Fl.
  2. \Wa"fer\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wafered}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To seal or close with a wafer.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: For a young lady to dream of Seeing or eating wafers indicates that she is too picky in her search for male companionship. For a young lady to dream a cooking wafers means a long and happy marriage with the man of her choosing. For a man to see wafers in his dream means general good fortune.