What does the word waft mean?

Usage examples for waft

  1. Borne by a waft of the sickly air a downy winged seed came floating towards her, a frail gossamer courier coming from the world above with tidings that Dame Nature, in spite of all the destruction wreaked by men, was carrying on her business. – The Dop Doctor by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  2. Stretching in front of the ruined arbour was a lawn, and along one edge of it under the wall, grew a bed of lilies, lilies of the valley, so sweet in their season, that sometimes the old lady's grand- daughters would affirm that a waft of their breath had reached them as they sat up in the gallery at work. – Fated to Be Free by Jean Ingelow
  3. It cost us, therefore, a week here to get materials to waft ourselves and cattle over this river; for though here were stores of trees, yet there was none of any considerable growth sufficient to make a canoe. – The Life, Adventures & Piracies of the Famous Captain Singleton by Daniel Defoe