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Meaning of SNIFF

Pronunciation:  snif

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  sensing an odor by inhaling through the nose
  2. [v]  inhale audibly through the nose; "the sick student was sniffling in the back row"
  3. [v]  perceive by inhaling through the nose; "sniff the perfume"

SNIFF is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: sniffle, snuff, whiff
 See Also: breathe in, inhale, inspire, nose out, scent out, smell, smell, smell out, smelling, sniff out



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sniff\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sniffed}or {Snift}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Sniffing}.] [OE. sneven; akin to snivel, snuff; cf.
    Dan. snive to sniff. See {Snuff}, v. t.]
    To draw air audibly up the nose; to snuff; -- sometimes done
    as a gesture of suspicion, offense, or contempt.
          So ye grow squeamish, gods, and sniff at heaven. --M.
  2. \Sniff\, v. t.
    1. To draw in with the breath through the nose; as, to sniff
       the air of the country.
    2. To perceive as by sniffing; to snuff, to scent; to smell;
       as, to sniff danger.
  3. \Sniff\, n.
    The act of sniffing; perception by sniffing; that which is
    taken by sniffing; as, a sniff of air.
Computing Dictionary
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