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English noun: whiff

1. whiff (phenomenon) a short light gust of air


Synonymspuff, puff of air


Broader (hypernym)blast, blow, gust

2. whiff (animal) a lefteye flounder found in coastal waters from New England to Brazil


Broader (hypernym)lefteye flounder, lefteyed flounder


Narrower (hyponym)Citharichthys cornutus, horned whiff


Member meronymCitharichthys, genus Citharichthys

3. whiff (act) a strikeout resulting from the batter swinging at and missing the ball for the third strike


Broader (hypernym)strikeout


English verb: whiff

1. whiff (perception) perceive by inhaling through the nose


SamplesSniff the perfume.


Synonymssniff


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)smell

2. whiff (motion) drive or carry as if by a puff of air


SamplesThe gust of air whiffed away the clouds.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)blow

3. whiff (contact) strike out by swinging and missing the pitch charged as the third


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)strike out


Domain categorybaseball, baseball game

4. whiff (consumption) smoke and exhale strongly


SamplesPuff a cigar.
Whiff a pipe.


Synonymspuff


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)smoke

5. whiff (communication) utter with a puff of air


SamplesWhiff out a prayer.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize









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