The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Waft \Waft\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wafted; p. pr. & vb. n.
Wafting.] [Prob. originally imp. & p. p. of wave, v. t. See
Wave to waver.]
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.]
--Sir T. Browne.
Note: This verb is regular; but waft was formerly som?times
used, as by Shakespeare, instead of wafted.