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waft

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verb \ˈwäft, ˈwaft\

Simple Definition of waft

  • : to move lightly through the air

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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

wafter

noun

Examples of waft in a sentence

  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 and Etymology 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


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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 in a sentence

  1. <wafts carrying the scent of spring flowers>



1607

First Known Use of waft

1607


WAFT Defined for Kids

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waft

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verb \ˈwäft, ˈwaft\

Definition of waft for Students

wafted

wafting

  1. :  to move or be moved lightly by or as if by the action of waves or wind <A scent wafted in.>




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noun

Definition of waft for Students

  1. :  a slight breeze or puff of air




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