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NOUN (3)

1. a short light gust of air;
[syn: puff, puff of air, whiff]

2. a lefteye flounder found in coastal waters from New England to Brazil;

3. a strikeout resulting from the batter swinging at and missing the ball for the third strike;


VERB (5)

1. perceive by inhaling through the nose;
- Example: "sniff the perfume"
[syn: sniff, whiff]

2. drive or carry as if by a puff of air;
- Example: "The gust of air whiffed away the clouds"

3. strike out by swinging and missing the pitch charged as the third;

4. smoke and exhale strongly;
- Example: "puff a cigar"
- Example: "whiff a pipe"
[syn: puff, whiff]

5. utter with a puff of air;
- Example: "whiff out a prayer"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Marysole \Ma"ry*sole\, n. [Mary, the proper name + sole the fish.] (Zool.) A large British fluke, or flounder (Rhombus megastoma); -- called also carter, and whiff. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Whiff \Whiff\, v. i. To emit whiffs, as of smoke; to puff. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Whiff \Whiff\, n. [OE. weffe vapor, whiff, probably of imitative origin; cf. Dan. vift a puff, gust, W. chwiff a whiff, puff.] [1913 Webster] 1. A sudden expulsion of air from the mouth; a quick puff or slight gust, as of air or smoke. [1913 Webster] But with the whiff and wind of his fell sword The unnerved father falls. --Shak. [1913 Webster] The skipper, he blew a whiff from his pipe, And a scornful laugh laughed he. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster] 2. A glimpse; a hasty view. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] 3. (Zool.) The marysole, or sail fluke. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Whiff \Whiff\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Whiffed; p. pr. & vb. n. Whiffing.] [1913 Webster] 1. To throw out in whiffs; to consume in whiffs; to puff. [1913 Webster] 2. To carry or convey by a whiff, or as by a whiff; to puff or blow away. [1913 Webster] Old Empedocles, . . . who, when he leaped into Etna, having a dry, sear body, and light, the smoke took him, and whiffed him up into the moon. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

whiff n 1: a short light gust of air [syn: puff, puff of air, whiff] 2: a lefteye flounder found in coastal waters from New England to Brazil 3: a strikeout resulting from the batter swinging at and missing the ball for the third strike v 1: perceive by inhaling through the nose; "sniff the perfume" [syn: sniff, whiff] 2: drive or carry as if by a puff of air; "The gust of air whiffed away the clouds" 3: strike out by swinging and missing the pitch charged as the third 4: smoke and exhale strongly; "puff a cigar"; "whiff a pipe" [syn: puff, whiff] 5: utter with a puff of air; "whiff out a prayer"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

97 Moby Thesaurus words for "whiff": aroma, blast, blow, blow a hurricane, blow great guns, blow over, blow up, bluster, bomb, breath, breath of air, breathe, breathe in, breeze, breeze up, brew, capful of wind, catchword, clue, come up, crap out, cue, cue word, dash, definite odor, detectable odor, draw a blank, drop a bomb, drop the ball, effluvium, emanation, essence, evidence, exhalation, fan, flatus, flavor, flop, flummox, fold, fold up, fragrance, freshen, fume, gather, get left, hint, hot lead, huff, inhale, intimation, key, key word, lay an egg, lead, lose out, nose, not hack it, not make it, odor, pipe up, puff, puff of air, puff of wind, rage, redolence, savor, scent, set in, shade, smack, smell, smell of, sniff, snuff, snuffle, soupcon, spoor, squall, stench, stir of air, storm, strike out, subtle odor, suggestion, take the count, telltale, tincture, tinge, tip-off, trace, trail, trifle, vestige, waft, whiffet, whiffle