1. To give notice to by waving something; to wave the hand to; to beckon. [Obs.]

But soft: who wafts us yonder?

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.

Speed the soft intercourse from soul to soul,
And waft a sigh from Indus to the pole.

3. To cause to float; to keep from sinking; to buoy. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.

This verb is regular; but waft was formerly somtimes used, as by Shakespeare, instead of wafted.

(Waft), v. i. To be moved, or to pass, on a buoyant medium; to float.

And now the shouts waft near the citadel.

(Waft), n.

1. A wave or current of wind. "Everywaft of the air." Longfellow.

In this dire season, oft the whirlwind's wing
Sweeps up the burden of whole wintry plains
In one wide waft.

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.]

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."

(Waft"age) n. Conveyance on a buoyant medium, as air or water. Shak.

Boats prepared for waftage to and fro.

(Waft"er) n.

1. One who, or that which, wafts.

O Charon,
Thou wafter of the soul to bliss or bane.
Beau. & FL.

2. A boat for passage. Ainsworth.

(Waf"ture) n. The act of waving; a wavelike motion; a waft. R. Browning.

An angry wafture of your hand.

(Wag) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wagged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Wagging.] [OE. waggen; probably of Scand. origin; cf. Sw. vagga to rock a cradle, vagga cradle, Icel. vagga, Dan. vugge; akin to AS. wagian to move, wag, wegan to bear, carry, G. & D. bewegen to move, and E. weigh. &radic136. See Weigh.]

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