puff, puff of air, whiff(noun)
a short light gust of air
a lefteye flounder found in coastal waters from New England to Brazil
a strikeout resulting from the batter swinging at and missing the ball for the third strike
perceive by inhaling through the nose
"sniff the perfume"
drive or carry as if by a puff of air
"The gust of air whiffed away the clouds"
strike out by swinging and missing the pitch charged as the third
smoke and exhale strongly
"puff a cigar"; "whiff a pipe"
utter with a puff of air
"whiff out a prayer"
A waft; a brief, gentle breeze; a light gust of air
An odour carried briefly through the air
A short inhalation of breath, especially of smoke from a cigarette or pipe
A strike (from the batteru2019s perspective)
The megrim, a fish with scientific name Lepidorhombus boscii or Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis
To strike out.
(slang) to attempt to strike and miss, especially being off-balance/vulnerable after missing.
Having a strong or unpleasant odor.
a sudden expulsion of air from the mouth; a quick puff or slight gust, as of air or smoke
a glimpse; a hasty view
the marysole, or sail fluke
to throw out in whiffs; to consume in whiffs; to puff
to carry or convey by a whiff, or as by a whiff; to puff or blow away
to emit whiffs, as of smoke; to puff
Origin: [OE. weffe vapor, whiff, probably of imitative origin; cf. Dan. vift a puff, gust, W. chwiff a whiff, puff.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
hwif, n. a sudden puff of air or smoke from the mouth: a slight blast: a light kind of outrigger boat: (prov.) a glimpse.—v.t. to throw out in whiffs: to puff.—v.i. to go out or off in a whiff.—ns. Whiff′er; Whiff′et, a whipper-snapper.—v.i. Whiff′le, to veer about, blow in gusts: to be fickle: to prevaricate: to talk idly.—n. a fickle, light-headed person.—ns. Whiff′ler, a fickle person: a herald, usher, piper, leading the way in a procession; Whiff′lery, levity; Whift, a breath, snatch. [W. chwiff, a puff; imit.]
hwif, v.i. to fish with a hand-line.—n. Whiff′ing. [Whip.]
The numerical value of whiff in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of whiff in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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- полъх, повейBulgarian
- soplo, hálito, bocanadasSpanish
- henkäys, tuulahtaa, lasikampela, tuulahdus, tuoksahdus, nuuhkaista, lyödä ohiFinnish
- bouffée, souffle, effluve, cardine francheFrench
- vlaag, vleug, geuren, snuiven, geur, geurig, adem, teug, trek, ruiken, sterkDutch
- запашок, затяжка, принюхиваться, дуновение, мегрим, дуть, веятьRussian
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