Wafting
Waft Waft, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wafted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wafting}.] [Prob. originally imp. & p. p. of wave, v. t. See {Wave} to waver.] 1. To give notice to by waving something; to wave the hand to; to beckon. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

But soft: who wafts us yonder? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To cause to move or go in a wavy manner, or by the impulse of waves, as of water or air; to bear along on a buoyant medium; as, a balloon was wafted over the channel. [1913 Webster]

A gentle wafting to immortal life. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Speed the soft intercourse from soul to soul, And waft a sigh from Indus to the pole. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

3. To cause to float; to keep from sinking; to buoy. [Obs.] --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

Note: This verb is regular; but waft was formerly som?times used, as by Shakespeare, instead of wafted. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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