Meaning of waft

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. to signal to, summon, or direct by waving.
—v.i.
  1. 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. a signal given by waving a flag.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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