Snuffing
Snuff Snuff, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Snuffed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Snuffing}.] [OE. snuffen. See {Snuff} of a candle {Snuff} to sniff.] To crop the snuff of, as a candle; to take off the end of the snuff of. [1913 Webster]

{To snuff out}, to extinguish by snuffing. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • snuffing — snÊŒf n. act of inhaling, breathing in; sound made when breathing in; powdered tobacco that is inhaled through the nose; burnt end of a candle wick v. inhale, breathe in through the nose; sniff, smell; examine by smelling (as of animals); inhale… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • snuffing — I. adjective Etymology: from present participle of snuff (III) : that snuffs disagreeably or disdainfully : arrogant II. noun ( s) Etymology …   Useful english dictionary

  • Snuff — Snuff, n. 1. The act of snuffing; perception by snuffing; a sniff. [1913 Webster] 2. Pulverized tobacco, etc., prepared to be taken into the nose; also, the amount taken at once. [1913 Webster] 3. Resentment, displeasure, or contempt, expressed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Snuff dipping — Snuff Snuff, n. 1. The act of snuffing; perception by snuffing; a sniff. [1913 Webster] 2. Pulverized tobacco, etc., prepared to be taken into the nose; also, the amount taken at once. [1913 Webster] 3. Resentment, displeasure, or contempt,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Snuff taker — Snuff Snuff, n. 1. The act of snuffing; perception by snuffing; a sniff. [1913 Webster] 2. Pulverized tobacco, etc., prepared to be taken into the nose; also, the amount taken at once. [1913 Webster] 3. Resentment, displeasure, or contempt,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To take it in snuff — Snuff Snuff, n. 1. The act of snuffing; perception by snuffing; a sniff. [1913 Webster] 2. Pulverized tobacco, etc., prepared to be taken into the nose; also, the amount taken at once. [1913 Webster] 3. Resentment, displeasure, or contempt,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Up to snuff — Snuff Snuff, n. 1. The act of snuffing; perception by snuffing; a sniff. [1913 Webster] 2. Pulverized tobacco, etc., prepared to be taken into the nose; also, the amount taken at once. [1913 Webster] 3. Resentment, displeasure, or contempt,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Snuff — Snuff, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Snuffed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Snuffing}.] [OE. snuffen. See {Snuff} of a candle {Snuff} to sniff.] To crop the snuff of, as a candle; to take off the end of the snuff of. [1913 Webster] {To snuff out}, to extinguish by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Snuffed — Snuff Snuff, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Snuffed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Snuffing}.] [OE. snuffen. See {Snuff} of a candle {Snuff} to sniff.] To crop the snuff of, as a candle; to take off the end of the snuff of. [1913 Webster] {To snuff out}, to extinguish …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To snuff out — Snuff Snuff, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Snuffed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Snuffing}.] [OE. snuffen. See {Snuff} of a candle {Snuff} to sniff.] To crop the snuff of, as a candle; to take off the end of the snuff of. [1913 Webster] {To snuff out}, to extinguish …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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