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Definition of the noun waft
What does waft mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: wafts
- a long flag; often tapering
Alternative definition of the noun waft
- A light breeze.
- Something (a scent or odor), such as a perfume, that is carried through the air.
- [nautical] A flag, (also called a waif or wheft), used to indicate wind direction or, with a knot tied in the center, as a signal.
Definition of the verb waft
What does waft mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: wafted | wafting | wafts
- be driven or carried along, as by the air
- blow gently
- example: A breeze wafted through the door
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula there [Verb] [Theme, indefinite] There fluttered a flag (over the fort) [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] The patriots waved the flag [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] A flag fluttered [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Location] A flag fluttered over the fort | Bees are swarming in the garden [Locative Preposition] [Location] [Verb] [Theme] In the aquarium swam a striped fish | Over the fort fluttered a flag
Verbs of Existence (with the same syntax): bob, bow, creep, dance, drift, eddy, falter, flap, float, flutter, hover, jiggle, joggle, oscillate, pulsate, quake, quiver, revolve, rock, roil, rotate, shake, stir, sway, swirl, teeter, throb, totter, tremble, undulate, vacillate, vibrate, wave, waver, wiggle, wobble, writhe.
- lexical domain: Weather - verbs of raining, snowing, thawing, thundering
- more generic word: blow = be blowing or storming
Alternative definition of the verb waft
- [ergative] to cause to float easily or gently through the air
WAFT is a Christian radio station licensed to Valdosta, Georgia, broadcasting on 101.1 MHz FM. The station serves the areas of Valdosta, Georgia, Thomasville, Georgia, and Moultrie, Georgia, as well as Jefferson, Madison, and Hamilton Counties in Florida. WAFT is owned by Christian Radio Fellowship, Inc.
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Waft
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Fraser's Magazine (1830)
Bailie Waft is a species of Scotch Paul Pry, but a compound so curious, and is brought in so often to relieve the graver parts of the history, that no single extract that we could give would convey any proper idea of “the bodie.” — so we must ...
Reverse English Dictionary (1999)
Based on Phonological and Morphological Principles by Gustav Muthmann
-woft/-waft. (AE -o:ft/-oft) 'flaejlait ii flashlight Dft lDft adv oft rAjlait twailait 'faenlait n rushlight n twilight n fanlight (AE waeft) v,n loft Woft v,n waft 'o:gan-loft n organ- loft a'lDft adv aloft mu:nlait n moonlight ...
In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals by Samuel Johnson
To WAFT. v. a. pret. wafted. 1. To carry through the air, or on the water; to make float. Brown. 2.
by Thomas Sheridan
To WAFT, waft'. v. a. To carry ...
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Usage statistics about waft
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Waft of cloud
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Video shows what waft means. To (cause to) float easily or gently through the air.. To be moved, or to pass, on a buoyant medium; to float.. To give notice to by ...
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Scrabble value of W4A1F4T1
The value of this 4-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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