What does the word wisp mean?

Usage examples for wisp

  1. She flitted like a will- o'- the- wisp before him. – The Cricket by Marjorie Cooke
  2. Now and then there was a wisp of breeze from the lake, but not often.... – Half Portions by Edna Ferber
  3. And in the silence of the midnight, that they might see their way, suddenly candles appeared, burning, and clinging to the lances of all the knights,- not very bright, however; but like those which the folk call candelae nympharum,- wills of the wisp. – Hereward, The Last of the English by Charles Kingsley