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waft



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.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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