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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 waft /ˈwɑft, ˈwæft/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Waft, n.
 1. A wave or current of wind.  “Everywaft of the air.”
 In this dire season, oft the whirlwind's wing
 Sweeps up the burden of whole wintry plains
 In one wide waft.   --Thomson.
 2. A signal made by waving something, as a flag, in the air.
 3. An unpleasant flavor.  [Obs.]
 4. Naut. A knot, or stop, in the middle of a flag.  [Written also wheft.]
 Note:A flag with a waft in it, when hoisted at the staff, or half way to the gaff, means, a man overboard; at the peak, a desire to communicate; at the masthead, “Recall boats.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Waft v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wafted; p. pr. & vb. n. Wafting.]
 1. To give notice to by waving something; to wave the hand to; to beckon.  [Obs.]
    But soft: who wafts us yonder?   --Shak.
 2. To cause to move or go in a wavy manner, or by the impulse of waves, as of water or air; to bear along on a buoyant medium; as, a balloon was wafted over the channel.
    A gentle wafting to immortal life.   --Milton.
 Speed the soft intercourse from soul to soul,
 And waft a sigh from Indus to the pole.   --Pope.
 3. To cause to float; to keep from sinking; to buoy.  [Obs.]
 Note:This verb is regular; but waft was formerly som░times used, as by Shakespeare, instead of wafted.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Waft, v. i. To be moved, or to pass, on a buoyant medium; to float.
    And now the shouts waft near the citadel.   --Dryden.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a long flag; often tapering [syn: pennant, pennon, streamer]
      v 1: be driven or carried along, as by the air; "Sounds wafted
           into the room"
      2: blow gently; "A breeze wafted through the door"