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Meaning of WAIF

Pronunciation:  weyf

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a homeless child especially one forsaken or orphaned

WAIF is a 4 letter word that starts with W.


 See Also: child, fry, kid, minor, nestling, nipper, shaver, small fry, tiddler, tike, tyke, youngster



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Waif\, n. [OF. waif, gaif, as adj., lost, unclaimed, chose
gaive a waif, LL. wayfium, res vaivae; of Scand. origin. See
1. (Eng. Law.) Goods found of which the owner is not known;
   originally, such goods as a pursued thief threw away to
   prevent being apprehended, which belonged to the king
   unless the owner made pursuit of the felon, took him, and
   brought him to justice. --Blackstone.

2. Hence, anything found, or without an owner; that which
   comes along, as it were, by chance. ``Rolling in his mind
   old waifs of rhyme.'' --Tennyson.

3. A wanderer; a castaway; a stray; a homeless child.

         A waif Desirous to return, and not received.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you take in and care for a waif means an increase in your business affairs. Seeing several waifs in you dream, symbolizes that your sorrows will increase tenfold.