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Meaning of HUFF

Pronunciation:  huf

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a state of irritation or annoyance
  2. [v]  blow hard and loudly
  3. [v]  inhale recreational drugs

HUFF is a 4 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: chuff, miff, puff, seeing red, snort
 See Also: annoyance, blow, botheration, breathe in, do drugs, drug, inhale, inspire, irritation, vexation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Huff\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Huffed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Huffing}.] [Cf. OE. hoove to puff up, blow; prob. of
    imitative origin.]
    1. To swell; to enlarge; to puff up; as, huffed up with air.
    2. To treat with insolence and arrogance; to chide or rebuke
       with insolence; to hector; to bully.
             You must not presume to huff us.      --Echard.
    3. (Draughts) To remove from the board (the piece which could
       have captured an opposing piece). See {Huff}, v. i., 3.
  2. \Huff\, v. i.
    1. To enlarge; to swell up; as, bread huffs.
    2. To bluster or swell with anger, pride, or arrogance; to
       storm; to take offense.
             THis senseless arrogant conceit of theirs made them
             huff at the doctrine of repentance.   --South.
    3. (Draughts) To remove from the board a man which could have
       captured a piece but has not done so; -- so called because
       it was the habit to blow upon the piece.
  3. \Huff\, n.
    1. A swell of sudden anger or arrogance; a fit of
       disappointment and petulance or anger; a rage. ``Left the
       place in a huff.'' --W. Irving.
    2. A boaster; one swelled with a false opinion of his own
       value or importance.
             Lewd, shallow-brained huffs make atheism and
             contempt of religion the sole badge . . . of wit.
    {To take huff}, to take offence. --Cowper.
Computing Dictionary

To compress data using a huffman code. Various programs that use such methods have been called "HUFF" or some variant thereof.

Opposite: puff. Compare crunch, compress.

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