verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of waft
OTHER WORDS FROM waftwafter, nounun·waft·ed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for waft
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
Does Obama expect Hamid Karzai to surge toward Kandahar in 2011, wafting on doves of peace?
And there are many other ways of getting on among them, while wafting and expanding them into a higher sphere of thought.Mary Anerley|R. D. Blackmore
He came to the bank of a rushing river, foaming in the moonlight, and wafting on its blue breast the shadow of a thousand stars.Coningsby|Benjamin Disraeli
From this direction the evening breeze was wafting to his nostrils sweet odors of dew-sprinkled lettuce and tender beet tops.Billy Whiskers|Frances Trego Montgomery
This lavish provision of silk is designed by nature for the wafting abroad of the seed.The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits|Mary Elizabeth Parsons
She felt that the two districts below her were quivering, wafting her the hope of approaching triumph.The Fortune of the Rougons|Emile Zola