wafer

(redirected from wafers)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

wa·fer

 (wā′fər)
n.
1. A small, thin, crisp cake, biscuit, or candy.
2. Ecclesiastical A small thin disk of unleavened bread used in the Eucharist.
3. Pharmacology A flat, tablet of rice paper or dried flour paste encasing a powdered drug.
4. A small disk of adhesive material used as a seal for papers.
5. Electronics A small, thin circular slice of a semiconducting material, such as pure silicon, on which an integrated circuit can be formed.
tr.v. wa·fered, wa·fer·ing, wa·fers
1. To seal or fasten together with a disk of adhesive material.
2. Pharmacology To prepare in the form of wafers.
3. Electronics To divide into wafers.

[Middle English wafre, from Anglo-Norman, variant of Old North French waufre, of Germanic origin; see webh- in Indo-European roots.]

wafer

(ˈweɪfə)
n
1. (Cookery) a thin crisp sweetened biscuit with different flavourings, served with ice cream, etc
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity a thin disc of unleavened bread used in the Eucharist as celebrated by the Western Church
3. (Pharmacology) pharmacol an envelope of rice paper enclosing a medicament
4. (Electronics) electronics a large single crystal of semiconductor material, such as silicon, on which numerous integrated circuits are manufactured and then separated
5. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a small thin disc of adhesive material used to seal letters, documents, etc
vb
(tr) to seal, fasten, or attach with a wafer
[C14: from Old Northern French waufre, from Middle Low German wāfel; related to waffle1]
ˈwafer-ˌlike, ˈwafery adj

wa•fer

(ˈweɪ fər)

n.
1. a thin, crisp cake or biscuit, often sweetened and flavored.
2. a thin disk of unleavened bread, used in the Eucharist.
3. a thin disk, esp. of dried paste, used esp. for sealing letters.
4. any small, thin disk, as a washer or piece of insulation.
5. a thin slice of semiconductor used as a base material on which single transistors or integrated-circuit components are formed.
v.t.
6. to seal, close, or attach by means of a wafer.
[1350–1400; Middle English wafre < Middle Dutch wafer, variant of wafel waffle1]

wafer


Past participle: wafered
Gerund: wafering

Imperative
wafer
wafer
Present
I wafer
you wafer
he/she/it wafers
we wafer
you wafer
they wafer
Preterite
I wafered
you wafered
he/she/it wafered
we wafered
you wafered
they wafered
Present Continuous
I am wafering
you are wafering
he/she/it is wafering
we are wafering
you are wafering
they are wafering
Present Perfect
I have wafered
you have wafered
he/she/it has wafered
we have wafered
you have wafered
they have wafered
Past Continuous
I was wafering
you were wafering
he/she/it was wafering
we were wafering
you were wafering
they were wafering
Past Perfect
I had wafered
you had wafered
he/she/it had wafered
we had wafered
you had wafered
they had wafered
Future
I will wafer
you will wafer
he/she/it will wafer
we will wafer
you will wafer
they will wafer
Future Perfect
I will have wafered
you will have wafered
he/she/it will have wafered
we will have wafered
you will have wafered
they will have wafered
Future Continuous
I will be wafering
you will be wafering
he/she/it will be wafering
we will be wafering
you will be wafering
they will be wafering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been wafering
you have been wafering
he/she/it has been wafering
we have been wafering
you have been wafering
they have been wafering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been wafering
you will have been wafering
he/she/it will have been wafering
we will have been wafering
you will have been wafering
they will have been wafering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been wafering
you had been wafering
he/she/it had been wafering
we had been wafering
you had been wafering
they had been wafering
Conditional
I would wafer
you would wafer
he/she/it would wafer
we would wafer
you would wafer
they would wafer
Past Conditional
I would have wafered
you would have wafered
he/she/it would have wafered
we would have wafered
you would have wafered
they would have wafered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wafer - a small adhesive disk of paste; used to seal letters
library paste, paste - an adhesive made from water and flour or starch; used on paper and paperboard
2.wafer - a small thin crisp cake or cookiewafer - a small thin crisp cake or cookie  
cookie, cooky, biscuit - any of various small flat sweet cakes (`biscuit' is the British term)
3.wafer - thin disk of unleavened bread used in a religious service (especially in the celebration of the Eucharist)wafer - thin disk of unleavened bread used in a religious service (especially in the celebration of the Eucharist)
bread, breadstuff, staff of life - food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked
Translations
بِسْكُوتٌ وَيْفَررُقاقَه، بَسْكويت هَش
oplatka
vaffel
vohvelikeksi
oblatna
ostya
òunnt kex, ískex
ウエハース
웨이퍼
plonytisvaflis
vafele
oplátka
oblat
rån
ขนมปังกรอบบางรสหวานมักกินกับไอศกรีม
gofretkâğıt helvası
bánh xốp

wafer

[ˈweɪfəʳ] N
1. (= biscuit) → galleta f (Rel) → hostia f; (eaten with ice cream) → barquillo m
2. (Comput) → oblea f
3. (for sealing) → oblea f

wafer

[ˈweɪfər] n
(= biscuit) → gaufrette f
(for holy communion)pain m d'hostie
(in computing)tranche f (de silicium)wafer-thin [ˌweɪfərˈθɪn] adj
[slice, piece] → très fin(e)
[majority] → infime

wafer

n
(= biscuit)Waffel f; a vanilla wafereine Vanilleeiswaffel
(Eccl) → Hostie f
(= silicon wafer)Wafer f

wafer

[ˈweɪfəʳ] n (Culin, Elec) → wafer m inv; (with ice cream) → cialda (Rel) → ostia

wafer

(ˈweifə) noun
a type of very thin biscuit, often eaten with ice-cream.
ˌwafer-ˈthin adjective
extremely thin.

wafer

بِسْكُوتٌ وَيْفَر oplatka vaffel Waffel γκοφρέτα gofre, oblea vohvelikeksi gaufrette oblatna wafer ウエハース 웨이퍼 wafel vaffelkjeks wafel biscoito вафля rån ขนมปังกรอบบางรสหวานมักกินกับไอศกรีม gofret bánh xốp 薄饼

wafer

n (pharm) tableta dispersable, comprimido dispersable (esp. Esp)
References in periodicals archive ?
The Arroyo system has the capacity to process 50 wafers in two 25-wafer lots.
Employing a proprietary five-channel inspection technology, the Surfscan SP2XPoffers customers, for the first time, the ability to detect all major types of defects of interest and to quickly group their wafers into defect-free, re-workable and scrap categories based on type and number of defects.
SEH) and SUMCO Corporation (SUMCO), are beta-system partners with KLA-Tencor to apply KLA-Tencor's most advanced unpatterned wafer inspection technology to their 45nm-generation wafers in order to identify and separate the defects of interest.
The Pegasus 2200i 200mm wafer sorter is a fully-automated, host controlled wafer substrate management tool that maintains a Sub-Class 1 environment for semiconductor wafers.
The Stratus 200 is capable of processing 100mm to 200mm wafers, and the Stratus 300 is capable of processing 200mm and 300mm wafers.
Reid, president and chief executive officer of Ibis Technology Corporation, said, "We are pleased that the SUMCO implanter has completed the final acceptance process, and we expect that SUMCO will begin using this tool for producing 300-millimeter SIMOX-SOI wafers immediately.
Fueling this growth in needed wafer capacity, nineteen new semiconductor device fabs are planned to start or ramp production on 300mm wafers over the next three years.
Ibis Technology Corporation (Nasdaq NM: IBIS), a leading provider of SIMOX-SOI implantation equipment to the worldwide semiconductor industry, today announced the receipt of an order for an Ibis i2000 oxygen implanter from SUMCO, a leading manufacturer of silicon wafers.
The WaferMate200(TM) workcell is designed to accommodate wafers ranging in size from 100mm to 200mm in diameter, and can be configured with a broad range of options to meet specific handling requirements.
is offering a cost saving alternative of using reclaimed TEOS or thermal oxide dummy wafers for CMP(a) tools retaining ring break-ins and tool startup qualifications after idle time.
In addition to the emergence of SoC flip chip products, the 300 mm wafer format that is fast becoming the industry-standard more than doubles the number of die to be tested on flip chip device wafers and places significant demands and challenges on semiconductor manufacturers' performance testing capabilities.