Wafer. n.s. [wafel, Dutch.]
- A thin cake.
WIfe, make us a dinner; spare flesh, neither corn;
Make wafers and cakes, for our sheepe must be shorne. Tusser.
Poor Sancho they persuaded that he enjoyed a great dominion, and then gave him nothing to subsist upon but wafers and marmalade. Pope.
- The bread given in the eucharist by the Romanists.
That the same body of Christ should be in a thousand places at once; that the whole body should lie hid in a little thin wafer; yet so, that the members thereof should not one run into another, but continue distinct, and have an order agreeable to a man's body, it doth exceed reason. Hall.
- Paste made to close letters.