Origin of waft
OTHER WORDS FROM waftwafter, nounun·waft·ed, adjective
How to use waft in a sentence
Mice love the sweet smell of cherries, so when a waft reaches their nose, a pleasure zone in the brain lights up, motivating them to scurry around and hunt out the treat.
One could be forgiven for barely noticing it—a waft of steam from a cup of coffee on a crisp, fall morning, or mist rising from the roof after a sudden summer downpour—it’s more the domain of poets than the rest of us.Imitation Is the Sincerest Form of Environmentalism - Issue 90: Something Green|Anastasia Bendebury & Michael Shilo DeLay|October 7, 2020|Nautilus
You walk in, or you talk to people, and you can just feel it wafting around you, warm and comforting.Can the Cleveland Clinic Save American Health Care?|Megan McArdle|February 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The words seemed to just hang in the air, wafting on bitter irony.Hurricane Sandy Victim Jacob Vogelman’s Mother Remembers His Life|Michael Daly|November 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Enthusiasm is difficult to manufacture when the stink of failure is wafting through the air.Media Reactions to Newsweek’s Niall Ferguson-Obama Cover Story|Kevin Fallon|August 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It is best heard wafting from a jukebox or over a glass of whiskey.
Does Obama expect Hamid Karzai to surge toward Kandahar in 2011, wafting on doves of peace?
The air was keen and scented, wafting the smell of the wooded islands that hung about us in the darkening air.Three More John Silence Stories|Algernon Blackwood
A roll of a drum and the skirl of a fife came wafting across the valley on the April breeze.Private Peat|Harold R. Peat
Good heavens, Michael, what Piccadilly breezes are you wafting into my respectable and sacerdotal apartment?Sinister Street, vol. 1|Compton Mackenzie
And the sailing ships, as if cut out of frailest pearl translucency, were wafting away towards Naples.Sea and Sardinia|D. H. Lawrence
I asked, as a delicious breeze from the buffet came wafting by "like a steam of rich distilled perfumes."In the Days of My Youth|Amelia Ann Blandford Edwards