v. t.

  1. To give notice to by waving something; to wave the hand to; to beckon.
  2. To cause to move or go in a wavy manner, or by the impulse of waves, as of water or air; to bear along on a buoyant medium; as, a balloon was wafted over the channel.
  3. To cause to float; to keep from sinking; to buoy.

v. i.

  1. To be moved, or to pass, on a buoyant medium; to float.


  1. A wave or current of wind.
  2. A signal made by waving something, as a flag, in the air.
  3. An unpleasant flavor.
  4. A knot, or stop, in the middle of a flag.