The smell of soup wafted from the kitchen.
An example of to waft is for the smell of sauce to travel through the house.
An example of a waft is the scent of soup carried through the house.
The breeze wafted the fog through the fields.
A waft of perfume.
Felt the waft of the sea breeze.
The waft of her dress.
Origin of waft
- Back-formation from wafter convoy ship alteration of Middle English waughter from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German wachter a guard from wachten to guard weg- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Back-formation from wafter (armed convoy ship), alteration of Middle English waughter, from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German wachter (“a guard"), from to guard. The current senses derive from the original sense of "be carried by water". See also waif.