IPA: wˈɑft


  • A light breeze.
  • Something (such as an odor or perfume) that is carried through the air.
  • (nautical) A flag used to indicate wind direction or, with a knot tied in the center, as a signal; a waif, a wheft.


  • (ergative) To (cause to) float easily or gently through the air.
  • (intransitive) To be moved, or to pass, on a buoyant medium; to float.
  • To give notice to by waving something; to wave the hand to; to beckon.

Examples of "waft" in Sentences

  • The dust wafted on the floor.
  • The fragrance is wafted by breeze.
  • The bottle used to waft strong odor.
  • I wafted the dust with a blow of air.
  • The dry bones used to waft sever odor.
  • I like when the perfume waft in the air.
  • It's funny how those thoughts kind of waft into your head.
  • As a feather is wafted downward From an eagle in his flight.
  • We let the smoke waft around us, fanning it with an eagle feather.
  • This portrait is mounted in a decorated waft of great artistic value.
  • ..thus 'waft' is nonplussedly introduced into the daily cycling lexicon...
  • The gentle breeze blowing across this place has a waft of soothing fragrance.
  • In deflection and wafting, lift and drag about the body of the spider occurs.
  • There came in with the man a kind of waft of the sea as he threw off his great-coat and clattered his cutlass in a corner -- a fine figure of
  • Every one remembers how George Fox saw a "waft" of death go out against Oliver Cromwell when he met him riding at Hampton Court the day before he was prostrated with his fatal illness.
  • And for Social Services, the idea of leaving a child with a family to allow it to be beaten to a pulp is far preferable than the idea that smoke may waft from the back garden, through my lounge and up to the bedrooms.
  • With the palm of your hand facing upwards, and holding a tidbit between your first three fingers and thumb, 'waft' the tidbit in front of the dog's nose, then straight up about three inches directly above his nose, and hold it there.
  • If we have enjoyed the moonlight in pleasant scenes, in happy hours, with friends that we loved, – though the sight of it may not always make us directly remember them, yet it brings with it a waft from the feeling of the old times, – sweet as long as life lasts!

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