HyperDic: puff

English > 17 senses of the word puff:
VERBconsumptionpuff, whiffsmoke and exhale strongly
consumptionpuff, drag, drawsuck in or take (air)
bodypuff, pant, gasp, heavebreathe noisily, as when one is exhausted
emotionpuffmake proud or conceited
communicationpuff, puff uppraise extravagantly
communicationpuffspeak in a blustering or scornful manner
changepuff, puff up, blow up, puff outto swell or cause to enlarge, "Her faced puffed up from the drugs"
bodypuff, huff, chuffblow hard and loudly
NOUNphenomenonpuff, puff of air, whiffa short light gust of air
foodpuffa light inflated pastry or puff shell
communicationpuffexaggerated praise (as for promotional purposes)
artifactpuff, quilt, comforter, comfortbedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together
artifactpuff, powderpuffa soft spherical object made from fluffy fibers
artifactpuff, ottoman, pouf, pouffe, hassockthick cushion used as a seat
actpuff, drag, pulla slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke)
actpuff, blowforceful exhalation through the nose or mouth
ADJECTIVEallpuff, puffedgathered for protruding fullness
puff > pronunciation
Soundspah'f
Rhymesaleph ... woodruff: 40 rhymes with ahf...
English > puff: 17 senses > adjective 1
MeaningGathered for protruding fullness.
Example"puff sleeves"
Synonympuffed
Broaderfancynot plain
Spanishabombado
English > puff: 17 senses > noun 1, phenomenon
MeaningA short light gust of air.
Synonymspuff of air, whiff
Broadergust, blast, blowA strong current of air
Spanishbocanada, bocanadas, soplo, vaharada
Catalanbafarada
Adjectivespuffyblowing in puffs or short intermittent blasts
English > puff: 17 senses > noun 2, food
MeaningA light inflated pastry or puff shell.
Narrowercream puff, chouPuff filled with cream or custard
BroaderpastryAny of various baked foods made of dough or batter
Spanishpastel de hojaldre
Catalanpastís de pasta fullada
English > puff: 17 senses > noun 3, communication
Meaningexaggerated praise (as for promotional purposes).
Broaderrecommendation, testimonial, good wordSomething that recommends (or expresses commendation of) a person or thing as worthy or desirable
Verbspuffpraise extravagantly
English > puff: 17 senses > noun 4, artifact
Meaningbedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together.
Synonymsquilt, comforter, comfort
Narrowereiderdown, duvet, continental quiltA soft quilt usually filled with the down / down of the eider
patchwork, patchwork quiltA quilt made by sewing patches of different materials together
Broaderbedclothes, bed clothing, beddingcoverings that are used on a bed
Spanishcolcha, edredón
Catalanedredó
English > puff: 17 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningA soft spherical object made from fluffy fibers; for applying powder to the skin.
Synonympowderpuff
BroaderpadA flat mass of soft material used for protection, stuffing, or comfort
Spanishborla
English > puff: 17 senses > noun 6, artifact
MeaningThick cushion used as a seat.
Synonymsottoman, pouf, pouffe, hassock
Broaderseatfurniture that is designed for sitting on
Spanishpuff, puf
Catalanpuff, puf
English > puff: 17 senses > noun 7, act
MeaningA slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke).
Example"he took a puff on his pipe"
Synonymsdrag, pull
Part ofsmoke, smokingThe act of smoking tobacco or other substances
NarrowertokeA puff of a marijuana or hashish cigarette
Broaderinhalation, inspiration, aspiration, intake, breathing inThe act of inhaling
Spanisharrastre, atracción, calada, chupada
Catalancalada, pipada
Verbspuffsuck in or take (air)
puffsmoke and exhale strongly
English > puff: 17 senses > noun 8, act
Meaningforceful exhalation through the nose or mouth.
Example "he blew out all the candles with a single puff"
Synonymblow
NarrowerinsufflationAn act of blowing / blowing / blowing / blowing / blowing or breathing on or into something
Broaderexhalation, expiration, breathing outThe act of expelling air from the lungs
Spanishbocanada, soplido, soplo
Catalanbufada, buf
Verbspuffbreathe noisily, as when one is exhausted
puffblow hard and loudly
English > puff: 17 senses > verb 1, consumption
MeaningSmoke and exhale strongly.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"puff a cigar"
Synonymwhiff
Broadersmokeinhale and exhale smoke from cigarettes, cigars, pipes
Nounspuffa slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke)
puffingblowing / blowing tobacco smoke out into the air
English > puff: 17 senses > verb 2, consumption
Meaningsuck in or take (air).
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsdrag, draw
Entailssmokeinhale and exhale smoke from cigarettes, cigars, pipes
Broaderinhale, inspire, breathe inDraw in (air)
Spanishdar caladas
Nounspuffa slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke)
English > puff: 17 senses > verb 3, body
Meaningbreathe noisily, as when one is exhausted.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymspant, gasp, heave
Broaderblowexhale hard
Spanishjadear, resollar
Catalanbleixar, esbufegar, panteixar
Nounspuffforceful exhalation through the nose or mouth
puffingan act of forcible exhalation
English > puff: 17 senses > verb 4, emotion
Meaningmake proud or conceited.
PatternSomething ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"The sudden fame puffed her ego"
Broaderelate, lift up, uplift, pick up, intoxicateFill with high spirits
Spanishhincharse, inflar
English > puff: 17 senses > verb 5, communication
Meaningpraise extravagantly.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"The critics puffed up this Broadway production"
Synonympuff up
BroaderpraiseExpress approval of
Spanishhinchar
Nounspuffexaggerated praise (as for promotional purposes)
English > puff: 17 senses > verb 6, communication
Meaningspeak in a blustering or scornful manner.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"A puffing kind of man"
Broaderboast, tout, swash, shoot a line, brag, gas, blow, bluster, vaunt, gasconadeshow off
Spanishvacilar
Catalanvacilar
English > puff: 17 senses > verb 7, change
MeaningTo swell or cause to enlarge, "Her faced puffed up from the drugs".
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelDid his feet puff?
Example"puffed out chests"
Synonymspuff up, blow up, puff out
Broaderswell, swell up, intumesce, tumefy, tumesceExpand abnormally
Spanishhincharse, hinchar
Catalaninflar-se, inflar
Nounspufferany of numerous marine fishes whose elongated spiny body can inflate itself with water or air to form a globe
English > puff: 17 senses > verb 8, body
Meaningblow hard and loudly.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"he huffed and puffed as he made his way up the mountain"
Synonymshuff, chuff
Broaderblowexhale hard
Spanishresoplar
Catalanbrufolar
Nounspuffforceful exhalation through the nose or mouth
puffingan act of forcible exhalation

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