What does snuff mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. snuffnoun

    the charred portion of a candlewick

  2. snuffnoun

    a pinch of smokeless tobacco inhaled at a single time

  3. snuffnoun

    finely powdered tobacco for sniffing up the nose

  4. sniff, snuffadjective

    sensing an odor by inhaling through the nose

  5. snuff, snuff-brown, mummy-brown, chukker-brownverb

    snuff colored; of a greyish to yellowish brown

  6. snuff, snuffleverb

    sniff or smell inquiringly

  7. snuffverb

    inhale audibly through the nose

    "snuff coke"


  1. snuffnoun

    Finely ground or pulverized tobacco intended for use by being sniffed or snorted into the nose.

  2. snuffnoun

    Fine-ground or minced tobacco, dry or moistened, intended for use by placing a pinch behind the lip or beneath the tongue; see also snus.

  3. snuff

    A snort or sniff of fine-ground, powdered, or pulverized tobacco.

  4. snuff

    The act of briskly inhaling by the nose; a sniff, a snort.

  5. snuff

    Resentment or skepticism expressed by quickly drawing air through the nose; snuffling; sniffling.

  6. snuff

    Snot, mucus.

  7. snuff

    Smell, scent, odour.

  8. snuffverb

    To inhale through the nose.

  9. snuffnoun

    The burning part of a candle wick, or the black, burnt remains of a wick (which has to be periodically removed).

  10. snuffnoun

    Leavings in a glass after drinking; heel-taps.

  11. snuff

    Pertaining to a form of pornographic film which involves someone's actually being murdered.

  12. snuffverb

    To extinguish a candle or oil-lamp flame by covering the burning end of the wick until the flame is suffocated.

  13. snuffverb

    To kill a person; to snuff out.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Snuffverb

    the part of a candle wick charred by the flame, whether burning or not

    Etymology: [OE. snuffen. See Snuff of a candle Snuff to sniff.]

  2. Snuffverb

    to crop the snuff of, as a candle; to take off the end of the snuff of

    Etymology: [OE. snuffen. See Snuff of a candle Snuff to sniff.]

  3. Snuffverb

    to draw in, or to inhale, forcibly through the nose; to sniff

    Etymology: [OE. snuffen. See Snuff of a candle Snuff to sniff.]

  4. Snuffverb

    to perceive by the nose; to scent; to smell

    Etymology: [OE. snuffen. See Snuff of a candle Snuff to sniff.]

  5. Snuffverb

    to inhale air through the nose with violence or with noise, as do dogs and horses

    Etymology: [OE. snuffen. See Snuff of a candle Snuff to sniff.]

  6. Snuffverb

    to turn up the nose and inhale air, as an expression of contempt; hence, to take offense

    Etymology: [OE. snuffen. See Snuff of a candle Snuff to sniff.]

  7. Snuffnoun

    the act of snuffing; perception by snuffing; a sniff

    Etymology: [OE. snuffen. See Snuff of a candle Snuff to sniff.]

  8. Snuffnoun

    pulverized tobacco, etc., prepared to be taken into the nose; also, the amount taken at once

    Etymology: [OE. snuffen. See Snuff of a candle Snuff to sniff.]

  9. Snuffnoun

    resentment, displeasure, or contempt, expressed by a snuffing of the nose

    Etymology: [OE. snuffen. See Snuff of a candle Snuff to sniff.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Snuff

    snuf, v.i. to draw in air violently and noisily through the nose: to sniff: to smell at anything doubtfully: to take snuff into the nose.—v.t. to draw into the nose: to smell, to examine by smelling.—n. a powdered preparation of tobacco or other substance for snuffing, a pinch of such: a sniff: resentment, huff.—ns. Snuff′-box, a box for snuff; Snuff′-dip′ping, the habit of dipping a wetted stick into snuff and rubbing it on the gums; Snuff′er, one who snuffs; Snuff′iness, state of being snuffy.—v.i. Snuf′fle, to breathe hard through the nose.—n. the sound made by such: a nasal twang: cant.—n. Snuf′fler, one who snuffles or speaks through his nose when obstructed.—n.pl. Snuf′fles, nasal catarrh and consequent stoppage of the nose.—ns. Snuff′ling; Snuff′-mill, a machine for grinding tobacco into snuff; Snuff′-mull, a snuff-box; Snuff′-spoon, a spoon for taking snuff from a snuff-box; Snuff′-tāk′er, one who snuffs habitually; Snuff′-tāking.—adj. Snuff′y, soiled with, or smelling of, snuff.—Take a thing in snuff (Shak.), to take offence; Up to snuff, knowing, not likely to be taken in. [Dut. snuffen, snuf; Ger. schnaufen, to snuff.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of snuff in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of snuff in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of snuff in a Sentence

  1. President Trump:

    If he deserves it, he should. If he has the playing ability, he started off great and then he didnt end up very great in terms of as a player. He was terrific in his rookie year, I think he was very good in his second year, and then something happened. So his playing wasnt up to snuff.

  2. Sarah Palin:

    I don't think because the child has one extra chromosome they should be able to snuff that life out.

  3. Dave Preston:

    He must not laugh at his own wheeze. A snuff box has no right to sneeze.

  4. Kyle Olson:

    This scorecard is nothing more than a justification of some bureaucrat’s job and an attempt to manipulate the data to make it appear such independent institutions aren’t up to snuff.

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    (used of persons) bound to a tract of land; hence their service is transferable from owner to owner
    • A. adscripted
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