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Definition of the noun waft

What does waft mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: wafts

  1. a long flag; often tapering

Alternative definition of the noun waft


  1. A light breeze.
  2. Something (a scent or odor), such as a perfume, that is carried through the air.
  3. [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

  1. be driven or carried along, as by the air
    • example: Sounds wafted into the room
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic terms: be adrift / blow / drift / float = be in motion due to some air or water current
  2. blow gently

Alternative definition of the verb waft


  1. [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.

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Google previewFraser'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 ...

Google previewA New and Complete Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (1764)

waft*****; ...

Google previewReverse 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 ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1828)

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.

Google previewA Complete Dictionary of the English Language, Both with Regard to Sound and Meaning (1790)

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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Waft Meaning

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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Quotes about Waft

Chilly waft of wind
Engulfs this heart
About to freeze
I cannot breath
Thanks that you came (Marvin Brato Sr)
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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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