Wadmol to Wagonage
(Wad"mol) n. [Of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. vamal a woollen stuff, Dan vadmel. Cf. Wad a
small mass, and Woodmeil.] A coarse, hairy, woolen cloth, formerly used for garments by the poor,
and for various other purposes. [Spelled also wadmal, wadmeal, wadmoll, wadmel, etc.] Beck Sir
(Wad"set) n. [Scot. wad a pledge; akin to Sw. vad a wager. See Wed.] (Scots Law) A kind
of pledge or mortgage. [Written also wadsett.]
(Wad"set*ter) n. One who holds by a wadset.
(Wad"y) n.; pl. Wadies [Ar. wadi a valley, a channel of a river, a river.] A ravine through which
a brook flows; the channel of a water course, which is dry except in the rainy season.
(Wae) n. A wave. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Waeg) n. (Zoöl.) The kittiwake. [Scot.]
(Wa"fer) n. [OE. wafre, OF. waufre, qaufre, F. qaufre; of Teutonic origin; cf. LG. & D. wafel, G.
waffel, Dan. vaffel, Sw. våffla; 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 makingB. Jonson.
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.
(Wa"fer), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wafered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Wafering.] To seal or close with a
(Wa"fer*er) n. A dealer in the cakes called wafers; a confectioner. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Waffle) n. [D. wafel. See Wafer.]
1. A thin cake baked and then rolled; a wafer.
2. A soft indented cake cooked in a waffle iron.
Waffle iron, an iron utensil or mold made in two parts shutting together, used for cooking waffles
over a fire.
(Waft) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wafted; p. pr. & vb. n. Wafting.] [Prob. originally imp. & p. p. of
wave, v. t. See Wave to waver.]