Definitions for wafter

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

waftwɑft, wæft(v.t.)

  1. to carry lightly and smoothly through the air or over water:

    A breeze wafted the music across the lake.

  2. to send or convey lightly:

    wafting kisses across the footlights.

  3. (v.i.)to float or be carried, esp. through the air.

  4. (n.)a sound, odor, etc., faintly perceived.

  5. a wafting motion, as a light current or gust:

    a waft of air.

  6. the act of wafting.

Origin of waft:

1535–45; back formation from late ME waughter armed escort vessel < D or LG wachter watchman

waft′er(n.)

Wiktionary

  1. wafter(Noun)

    One who, or that which, wafts.

    Thou wafter of the soul to bliss or bane uE000396301uE001 Beaumont and Flanders.

  2. Origin: Alteration of waughter, from or wachter (a guard), from wachten (to guard)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wafter(noun)

    one who, or that which, wafts

  2. Wafter(noun)

    a boat for passage

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