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waft

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verb \ˈwäft, ˈwaft\

Simple Definition of waft

  • : to move lightly through the air

Full Definition of waft

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to move or go lightly on or as if on a buoyant medium <heavenly aromas wafted from the kitchen>

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to cause to move or go lightly by or as if by the impulse of wind or waves

waft·er noun

Examples of waft

  1. The smell of chicken soup wafted up to my bedroom.

  2. The sound of music wafted softly into the yard from our neighbor's house.

  3. A breeze wafted the scent of roses towards our table.



Origin of waft

Middle English, perhaps from past participle of Middle English (northern dialect) waffen, by-form of Middle English waven to wave


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with waft


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waft

noun

Definition of waft

  1. 1 :  something (as an odor) that is wafted :  whiff

  2. 2 :  a slight breeze :  puff

  3. 3 :  the act of waving

  4. 4 :  a pennant or flag used to signal or to show wind direction



Examples of waft

  1. <wafts carrying the scent of spring flowers>



1607

First Known Use of waft

1607



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