HyperDic: whiff

English > 8 senses of the word whiff:
VERBperceptionwhiff, sniffperceive by inhaling through the nose
motionwhiffdrive or carry as if by a puff of air
contactwhiffstrike out by swinging and missing the pitch charged as the third
consumptionwhiff, puffsmoke and exhale strongly
communicationwhiffutter with a puff of air
NOUNphenomenonwhiff, puff, puff of aira short light gust of air
animalwhiffa lefteye flounder found in coastal waters from New England to Brazil
actwhiffa strikeout resulting from the batter swinging at and missing the ball for the third strike
whiff > pronunciation
Soundshhwih'f; wih'f
Rhymesbailiff ... Wickliffe: 18 rhymes with ihf...
English > whiff: 8 senses > noun 1, phenomenon
MeaningA short light gust of air.
Synonymspuff, puff of air
Broadergust, blast, blowA strong current of air
Spanishbocanada, bocanadas, soplo, vaharada
Catalanbafarada
Verbswhiffutter with a puff of air
whiffdrive or carry as if by a puff of air
English > whiff: 8 senses > noun 2, animal
MeaningA lefteye flounder found in coastal waters from New England to Brazil.
Member ofCitharichthys, genus CitharichthysA genus of Bothidae
Narrowerhorned whiff, Citharichthys cornutusA whiff found in waters from the Bahamas and northern Gulf of Mexico to Brazil
Broaderlefteye flounder, lefteyed flounderflatfishes with both eyes on the left side of the head
English > whiff: 8 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningA strikeout resulting from the batter swinging at and missing the ball for the third strike.
BroaderstrikeoutAn out resulting from the batter getting three strikes
Verbswhiffstrike out by swinging and missing the pitch charged as the third
English > whiff: 8 senses > verb 1, perception
Meaningperceive by inhaling through the nose.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymsniff
Broadersmellinhale the odor of
Spanisholiscar, olisquear
English > whiff: 8 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningDrive or carry as if by a puff of air.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"The gust of air whiffed away the clouds"
BroaderblowCause to move by means of an air current
Nounswhiffa short light gust of air
English > whiff: 8 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningstrike out by swinging and missing the pitch charged as the third.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Categorybaseball, baseball game, ballA ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players
Broaderstrike outPut out or be put out by a strikeout
Nounswhiffa strikeout resulting from the batter swinging at and missing the ball for the third strike
whiffera batter who strikes out by swinging at and missing the third strike
English > whiff: 8 senses > verb 4, consumption
MeaningSmoke and exhale strongly.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "whiff a pipe"
Synonympuff
Broadersmokeinhale and exhale smoke from cigarettes, cigars, pipes
English > whiff: 8 senses > verb 5, communication
MeaningUtter with a puff of air.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"whiff out a prayer"
Broadertalk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbaliseExpress in speech
Nounswhiffa short light gust of air

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