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Meaning of WHIFF

Pronunciation:  wif

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a strikeout resulting from the batter swinging at and missing the ball for the third strike
  2. [n]  a lefteye flounder found in coastal waters from New England to Brazil
  3. [n]  a short light gust of air
  4. [v]  utter with a puff of air; "whiff out a prayer"
  5. [v]  smoke and exhale strongly; "puff a cigar"; "whiff a pipe"
  6. [v]  of a baseball batter: strike out by swinging and missing the pitch charged as the third
  7. [v]  drive or carry as if by a puff of air; "The gust of air whiffed away the clouds"
  8. [v]  perceive by inhaling through the nose; "sniff the perfume"
 

WHIFF is a 5 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: puff, puff, puff of air, sniff
 
 See Also: blast, blow, blow, Citharichthys, Citharichthys cornutus, genus Citharichthys, gust, horned whiff, lefteye flounder, lefteyed flounder, mouth, nose out, scent out, smell, smell out, smoke, sniff out, speak, strike out, strikeout, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Whiff\, n. [OE. weffe vapor, whiff, probably of imitative
    origin; cf. Dan. vift a puff, gust, W. chwiff a whiff, puff.]
    1. A sudden expulsion of air from the mouth; a quick puff or
       slight gust, as of air or smoke.
    
             But with the whiff and wind of his fell sword The
             unnerved father falls.                --Shak.
    
             The skipper, he blew a whiff from his pipe, And a
             scornful laugh laughed he.            --Longfellow.
    
    2. A glimpse; a hasty view. [Prov. Eng.]
    
    3. (Zo["o]l.) The marysole, or sail fluke.
    
    
  2. \Whiff\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Whiffed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Whiffing}.]
    1. To throw out in whiffs; to consume in whiffs; to puff.
    
    2. To carry or convey by a whiff, or as by a whiff; to puff
       or blow away.
    
             Old Empedocles, . . . who, when he leaped into Etna,
             having a dry, sear body, and light, the smoke took
             him, and whiffed him up into the moon. --B. Jonson.
    
    
  3. \Whiff\, v. i.
    To emit whiffs, as of smoke; to puff.
    
    
 

 

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