Adjective "wafted" definition and examples

(Wafted may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


(with reference to a scent, sound, etc.) pass or cause to pass gently through the air.
  1. with object and adverbial of direction 'each breeze would waft pollen round the house'
  2. 'The scent of wildflowers wafts through the air.'
  3. 'Cool air wafted up from the breezes blowing outside, carrying the sounds of downtown New York City into my room.'
  4. 'The comparatively open spaces made for a relaxed atmosphere as a very laid-back audience stretched out in the warm weather to enjoy the sounds wafting over from the main stage.'
  5. 'By early May the seeds of the dandelions will have been wafted away on breezes and will have deposited themselves in people's gardens - alas.'
  6. 'A business owner claims a foul stench wafting through his premises is driving disgusted customers away.'
  7. 'There was a very fragrant bush with small purple flowers on it that wafted a candy-like scent.'
  8. 'A rare breath of summer breeze wafts a small, white paper bag along the platform.'
  9. 'These summery scents will waft through your house, lifting your spirits.'
  10. 'Fresh fruit hangs from the trees, which rustle pleasantly in the breeze, and the scent of organic herbs wafts from the perfectly manicured lawns.'
  11. 'Brush your hands against the plant and inhale the delightful scent wafting through the breeze.'
  12. 'The RX400h wafts along in leather and wood-bound luxury with the kind of equipment specification you expect of a luxury car.'
  13. 'The whitish clouds wafted slowly down the street.'
  14. 'Solanki had that marvellous hundred and since then he's been wafting around.'


A gentle movement of air.
  1. 'Thus even a not-entirely-great movie like City by the Sea feels like wafts of fresh air.'
  2. 'Lily's fan blew a pleasant waft of cooler air our way, and I closed my eyes, enjoying the breeze.'
  3. 'The pasture blew gently in the balmy waft of wind.'
  4. 'Richie opened the door to get out, and a cold waft of air blew in, together with the sound of the pouring rain outside.'
  5. 'from the kitchen comes a waft of roasting meat'
  6. 'The sweep up to the front of the $300-a-night hotel is rich with wafts of untreated river water.'
  7. 'I can hear the kids playing outside in the street and I can smell faint wafts of curry drifting up to my window.'
  8. 'Taking a deep breath, she noticed the faint waft of a musky eau de cologne in the air.'
  9. 'There can be nothing more disgusting for a non-smoker than a meal punctuated by wafts of cigarette smoke from a neighbouring table.'
  10. 'For example, many of the ciders we've sampled have a waft of boysenberry and the distinct spicy aroma of cumin.'
  11. 'He said, breathing foul wafts of smoke into my face.'
  12. 'Still, there was a constant stream of cars that generated a mighty wind that carried generous wafts of exhaust fumes.'
  13. 'As they come into Waterloo, there is a waft of a terrible stench.'
  14. 'Kai, the mouthwateringly fresh gardenia-based floral, has the delicate waft of a summer breeze.'
  15. 'Going closer to this dresser, I can smell feminine perfumes though there is a slight waft of male scent in the whole picture somewhere.'
A knotted ensign, garment, etc. displayed by a ship as a signal.
  1. 'A signal of distress is accentuated by making it into a weft, which is done by knotting it in the middle.'

More definitions

1. to carry lightly and smoothly through the air or over water: The gentle breeze wafted the sound of music to our ears.

2. to send or convey lightly, as if in flight: The actress wafted kisses to her admirers in the audience.

3. Obsolete. to signal to, summon, or direct by waving. verb (used without object)

4. to float or be carried, especially through the air: The sound wafted on the breeze. The music wafted across the lake. noun

5. a sound, odor, etc.,

More examples(as adjective)

"confidences can be wafted."


(waft)Early 16th century (in the sense ‘escort a ship’): back-formation from obsolete wafter (used only by opponents of the practice) ‘armed convoy vessel’, from Low German, Dutch wachter, from wachten ‘to guard’. A sense ‘convey by water’ gave rise to the current use of the verb.