To waft is defined as to cause something to move smoothly through air or over water.(verb)
An example of to waft is for the smell of sauce to travel through the house.
The definition of a waft is a gust of wind or a smell carried through the air.(noun)
An example of a waft is the scent of soup carried through the house.
See waft in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: altered < waffObsolete to beckon or signal to, as by a wave of the hand
Origin: back-form. < obs. wafter, convoy < LME waughter < Du wachter, lit., a watcher < wachten, to watch: for IE base see wake
See waft in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb waft·ed, waft·ing, wafts verb, transitive
Origin: Back-formation from wafter, convoy ship
Origin: , alteration of Middle English waughter
Origin: , from Middle Dutch
Origin: or Middle Low German wachter, a guard
Origin: , from wachten, to guard; see weg- in Indo-European roots.
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