Definitions for waftwɑft, wæft
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to carry lightly and smoothly through the air or over water:
A breeze wafted the music across the lake.
to send or convey lightly:
wafting kisses across the footlights.
(v.i.)to float or be carried, esp. through the air.
(n.)a sound, odor, etc., faintly perceived.
a wafting motion, as a light current or gust:
a waft of air.
the act of wafting.
Origin of waft:
1535–45; back formation from late ME waughter armed escort vessel < D or LG wachter watchman
pennant, pennon, streamer, waft(verb)
a long flag; often tapering
be driven or carried along, as by the air
"Sounds wafted into the room"
"A breeze wafted through the door"
A light breeze.
Something (a scent or odor), such as a perfume, that is carried through the air.
A flag, (also called a waif or wheft), used to indicate wind direction or, with a knot tied in the center, as a signal.
to cause to float easily or gently through the air
to give notice to by waving something; to wave the hand to; to beckon
to cause to move or go in a wavy manner, or by the impulse of waves, as of water or air; to bear along on a buoyant medium; as, a balloon was wafted over the channel
to cause to float; to keep from sinking; to buoy
to be moved, or to pass, on a buoyant medium; to float
a wave or current of wind
a signal made by waving something, as a flag, in the air
an unpleasant flavor
a knot, or stop, in the middle of a flag