Waft

Definition of Waft

v. t.1.To give notice to by waving something; to wave the hand to; to beckon.
[imp. & p. p. Wafted; p. pr. & vb. n. Wafting.]
But soft: who wafts us yonder?
- Shak.
2.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.
A gentle wafting to immortal life.
- Milton.
Speed the soft intercourse from soul to soul,
And waft a sigh from Indus to the pole.
- Pope.
3.To cause to float; to keep from sinking; to buoy.
v. i.1.To be moved, or to pass, on a buoyant medium; to float.
And now the shouts waft near the citadel.
- Dryden.
n.1.A wave or current of wind.
In this dire season, oft the whirlwind's wing
Sweeps up the burden of whole wintry plains
In one wide waft.
- Thomson.
2.A signal made by waving something, as a flag, in the air.
3.An unpleasant flavor.
4.(Naut.) A knot, or stop, in the middle of a flag.

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