Meaning of wafted

verb, past tense
  1. (with reference to a scent, sound, etc.) pass or cause to pass gently through the air.
    the smell of stale fat wafted out from the cafe
    each breeze would waft pollen round the house

early 16th century (in the sense ‘escort a ship’): back-formation from obsolete wafter (used only by opponents of the practice) ‘armed convoy vessel’, from Low German, Dutch wachter, from wachten ‘to guard’. A sense ‘convey by water’ gave rise to the current use of the verb.

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  • It is a verb.
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Hyphenation of wafted


  • It consists of 1 syllables and 6 chars.
  • wafted is a word monosyllabic because it has one syllable

wafted synonyms

Meaning be carried slowly by a current of air or water:


Meaning move or hover slowly and lightly in a liquid or the air; drift:


Meaning move with a smooth, quiet continuous motion:


Meaning move or cause to move rapidly round and round:


Meaning go from one place to another, typically over a distance of some length:


Meaning transport or carry to a place:


Meaning take or carry (people or goods) from one place to another by means of a vehicle, aircraft, or ship:


Meaning cause (something) to pass on from one person or place to another:


Meaning support and move (someone or something) from one place to another:


Meaning carry the weight of; support:


Meaning (of wind) move creating an air current:


Meaning breathe in repeated short gasps:


Words that rhyme with wafted

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