Definition of waft :
1. A knot, or stop, in the middle of a flag.
2. A signal made by waving something, as a flag, in the air.
3. A wave or current of wind.
4. An unpleasant flavor.
5. To be moved, or to pass, on a buoyant medium; to float.
6. To cause to float; to keep from sinking; to buoy.
7. 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.
8. To give notice to by waving something; to wave the hand to; to beckon.
- Take from the grave, take from the grave, Those bright, but withering; flowers, The spirit that had loved them once Is now in fadeless bowers; Undying is the fragrance there, Eternal is the bloom; But the next breeze may waft away This perishing perfume. - "Heart Utterances at Various Periods of a Chequered Life.", Eliza Paul Kirkbride Gurney.
- Blow, breezes, blow, and waft us swiftly onward! - "Journal of an African Cruiser", Horatio Bridge.
- The calm shade Shall bring a kindred calm, and the sweet breeze That makes the green leaves dance, shall waft a balm To thy sick heart. - "The Redemption of David Corson", Charles Frederic Goss.