Wafer vs Wafter - What's the difference?

wafer | wafter |

As nouns the difference between wafer and wafter

is that wafer is wafer while wafter is (obsolete) armed convoy or escort ship or wafter can be one who, or that which, wafts.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en noun)
  • A light, thin, flat biscuit.
  • (religion) A thin disk of consecrated unleavened bread used in communion.
  • A soft disk originally made of flour, and later of gelatin or a similar substance, used to seal letters, attach papers etc.
  • * 1749 , (Henry Fielding), Tom Jones , Folio Society 1973, p. 202:
  • The house supplied him with a wafer for his present purpose, with which, having sealed his letter, he returned hastily towards the brook side, in order to search for the things which he had there lost.
  • (electronics) A thin disk of silicon or other semiconductor on which an electronic circuit is produced.
  • Derived terms

    * waferless * waferlike * wafery


    * (religion) host


    (en verb)
  • To seal or close with a wafer.
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    Etymology 1

    Alteration of (etyl) waughter'', from (etyl) or (etyl) ''wachter'' (a guard), from ''wachten (to guard)


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) Armed convoy or escort ship
  • (obsolete) An agent of the Crown with responsibility for protecting specific maritime activities, such as shipping or fishing.
  • Etymology 2


    (en noun)
  • One who, or that which, wafts.
  • Thou wafter of the soul to bliss or bane — Beaumont and Fletcher.