Pronunciation: (waft, wäft),[key] —v.t. 1. to carry lightly and smoothly through the air or over water: The gentle breeze wafted the sound of music to our ears. 2. to send or convey lightly, as if in flight: The actress wafted kisses to her admirers in the audience. 3. Obs.to signal to, summon, or direct by waving.
—v.i. to float or be carried, esp. through the air: The sound wafted on the breeze. The music wafted across the lake.
—n. 1. a sound, odor, etc., faintly perceived: a waft of perfume. 2. a wafting movement; light current or gust: a waft of air. 3. the act of wafting.
4. Also,waif.Naut.a signal given by waving a flag.