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WHIFF

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does whiff mean? 

WHIFF (noun)
  The noun WHIFF has 3 senses:

1. a short light gust of air
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

  Familiarity information: WHIFF used as a noun is uncommon.


WHIFF (verb)
  The verb WHIFF has 5 senses:

1. perceive by inhaling through the nose
2. drive or carry as if by a puff of air
3. strike out by swinging and missing the pitch charged as the third
4. smoke and exhale strongly
5. utter with a puff of air

  Familiarity information: WHIFF used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


WHIFF (noun)


Sense 1whiff [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A short light gust of air

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

puff; puff of air; whiff

Hypernyms ("whiff" is a kind of...):

blast; blow; gust (a strong current of air)


Sense 2whiff [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A lefteye flounder found in coastal waters from New England to Brazil

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("whiff" is a kind of...):

lefteye flounder; lefteyed flounder (flatfishes with both eyes on the left side of the head)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "whiff"):

Citharichthys cornutus; horned whiff (whiff found in waters from the Bahamas and northern Gulf of Mexico to Brazil)

Holonyms ("whiff" is a member of...):

Citharichthys; genus Citharichthys (a genus of Bothidae)


Sense 3whiff [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A strikeout resulting from the batter swinging at and missing the ball for the third strike

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("whiff" is a kind of...):

strikeout (an out resulting from the batter getting three strikes)


WHIFF (verb)


Sense 1whiff [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Perceive by inhaling through the nose

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

sniff; whiff

Context example:

sniff the perfume

Hypernyms (to "whiff" is one way to...):

smell (inhale the odor of; perceive by the olfactory sense)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2whiff [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Drive or carry as if by a puff of air

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

The gust of air whiffed away the clouds

Hypernyms (to "whiff" is one way to...):

blow (cause to move by means of an air current)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 3whiff [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Strike out by swinging and missing the pitch charged as the third

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Hypernyms (to "whiff" is one way to...):

strike out (put out or be put out by a strikeout)

Domain category:

baseball; baseball game (a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 4whiff [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Smoke and exhale strongly

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Synonyms:

puff; whiff

Context examples:

puff a cigar / whiff a pipe

Hypernyms (to "whiff" is one way to...):

smoke (inhale and exhale smoke from cigarettes, cigars, pipes)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 5whiff [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Utter with a puff of air

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

whiff out a prayer

Hypernyms (to "whiff" is one way to...):

mouth; speak; talk; utter; verbalise; verbalize (express in speech)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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