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Meaning of SNUFF

Pronunciation:  snuf

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  sensing an odor by inhaling through the nose
  2. [n]  finely powdered tobacco for sniffing up the nose
  3. [n]  a pinch of smokeless tobacco inhaled at a single time
  4. [n]  the charred portion of a candlewick
  5. [adj]  snuff colored; grayish to yellowish brown
  6. [v]  inhale (something) audibly through the nose
  7. [v]  sniff or smell inquiringly

SNUFF is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: chromatic, chukker-brown, mummy-brown, sniff, snuff-brown, snuffle
 See Also: baccy, breathe in, candlewick, char, hint, inhale, inspire, jot, mite, pinch, rappee, smell, smell, smelling, soupcon, speck, tinge, tobacco, touch



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Snuff\, n. [Cf. G. schnuppe candle snuff, schnuppen to
    snuff a candle (see {Snuff}, v. t., to snuff a candle), or
    cf. {Snub}, v. t.]
    The part of a candle wick charred by the flame, whether
    burning or not.
          If the burning snuff happens to get out of the
          snuffers, you have a chance that it may fall into a
          dish of soup.                            --Swift.
  2. \Snuff\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Snuffed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Snuffing}.] [OE. snuffen. See {Snuff} of a candle {Snuff} to
    To crop the snuff of, as a candle; to take off the end of the
    snuff of.
    {To snuff out}, to extinguish by snuffing.
  3. \Snuff\, v. t.[Akin to D. snuffen, G. schnupfen,
    schnuppen, to snuff, schnupfen a cold in the head, schnuppen
    to snuff (air), also, to snuff (a candle). Cf. {Sniff},
    {Snout}, {Snub}, v. i.]
    1. To draw in, or to inhale, forcibly through the nose; to
             He snuffs the wind, his heels the sand excite.
    2. To perceive by the nose; to scent; to smell.
  4. \Snuff\, v. i.
    1. To inhale air through the nose with violence or with
       noise, as do dogs and horses. --Dryden.
    2. To turn up the nose and inhale air, as an expression of
       contempt; hence, to take offense.
             Do the enemies of the church rage and snuff? --Bp.
  5. \Snuff\, n.
    1. The act of snuffing; perception by snuffing; a sniff.
    2. Pulverized tobacco, etc., prepared to be taken into the
       nose; also, the amount taken at once.
    3. Resentment, displeasure, or contempt, expressed by a
       snuffing of the nose. [Obs.]
    {Snuff dipping}. See {Dipping}, n., 5.
    {Snuff taker}, one who uses snuff by inhaling it through the
    {To take it in snuff}, to be angry or offended. --Shak.
    {Up to snuff}, not likely to be imposed upon; knowing; acute.