And now the shouts waft near the citadel. --Dryden.
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.]
--Sir T. Browne.
Note: This verb is regular; but waft was formerly som?times
used, as by Shakespeare, instead of wafted.
In this dire season, oft the whirlwind's wing Sweeps
up the burden of whole wintry plains In one wide
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
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,