What does snuff mean?

Definitions for snuff

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. snuff(noun)

    the charred portion of a candlewick

  2. snuff(noun)

    a pinch of smokeless tobacco inhaled at a single time

  3. snuff(noun)

    finely powdered tobacco for sniffing up the nose

  4. sniff, snuff(adj)

    sensing an odor by inhaling through the nose

  5. snuff, snuff-brown, mummy-brown, chukker-brown(verb)

    snuff colored; of a greyish to yellowish brown

  6. snuff, snuffle(verb)

    sniff or smell inquiringly

  7. snuff(verb)

    inhale audibly through the nose

    "snuff coke"


  1. snuff(Noun)

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

  2. snuff(Noun)

    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. snuff(Verb)

    To inhale through the nose.

  9. snuff(Noun)

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

  10. snuff(Noun)

    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. snuff(Verb)

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

  13. snuff(Verb)

    To kill a person; to snuff out.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Snuff(verb)

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

  2. Snuff(verb)

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

  3. Snuff(verb)

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

  4. Snuff(verb)

    to perceive by the nose; to scent; to smell

  5. Snuff(verb)

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

  6. Snuff(verb)

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

  7. Snuff(noun)

    the act of snuffing; perception by snuffing; a sniff

  8. Snuff(noun)

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

  9. Snuff(noun)

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

  10. Origin: [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. Dave Preston:

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

  2. Sarah Palin:

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

  3. 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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