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Definition 1: a strikeout resulting from the batter swinging at and missing the ball for the third strike - [noun denoting act]

(whiff is a kind of ...) an out resulting from the batter getting three strikes

Definition 2: a lefteye flounder found in coastal waters from New England to Brazil - [noun denoting animal]

(whiff is a kind of ...) flatfishes with both eyes on the left side of the head

(... is a kind of whiff ) a whiff found in waters from the Bahamas and northern Gulf of Mexico to Brazil

(... is a member of whiff) a genus of Bothidae

Definition 3: a short light gust of air - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Synonyms for whiff in the sense of this definition

(whiff is a kind of ...) a strong current of air

"the tree was bent almost double by the gust"

Definition 4: utter with a puff of air - [verb of communication]

Samples where whiff or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • whiff out a prayer

(whiff is a kind of ...) express in speech

"She talks a lot of nonsense" "This depressed patient does not verbalize"

Definition 5: smoke and exhale strongly - [verb of consumption]

Samples where whiff or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • puff a cigar
  • whiff a pipe

Synonyms for whiff in the sense of this definition

(whiff is a kind of ...) inhale and exhale smoke from cigarettes, cigars, pipes

"We never smoked marijuana" "Do you smoke?"

Definition 6: strike out by swinging and missing the pitch charged as the third - [verb of contact]

(whiff is a kind of ...) put out or be put out by a strikeout

"Oral struck out three batters to close the inning"

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

"he played baseball in high school" "there was a baseball game on every empty lot" "there was a desire for National League ball in the area" "play ball!"

Definition 7: drive or carry as if by a puff of air - [verb of motion]

Samples where whiff or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The gust of air whiffed away the clouds

(whiff is a kind of ...) cause to move by means of an air current

"The wind blew the leaves around in the yard"

Definition 8: perceive by inhaling through the nose - [verb of perception]

Samples where whiff or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • sniff the perfume

Synonyms for whiff in the sense of this definition

(whiff is a kind of ...) inhale the odor of; perceive by the olfactory sense

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