Definition of Puff

1. Noun. A short light gust of air.

Exact synonyms: Puff Of Air, Whiff
Generic synonyms: Blast, Blow, Gust
Derivative terms: Puffy, Whiff, Whiff

2. Verb. Smoke and exhale strongly. "Whiff a pipe"
Exact synonyms: Whiff
Generic synonyms: Smoke
Derivative terms: Puffing

3. Adjective. Gathered for protruding fullness. "Puff sleeves"
Exact synonyms: Puffed
Similar to: Fancy

4. Noun. A light inflated pastry or puff shell.
Generic synonyms: Pastry
Specialized synonyms: Chou, Cream Puff

5. Verb. Suck in or take (air). "Draw on a cigarette"
Exact synonyms: Drag, Draw
Generic synonyms: Breathe In, Inhale, Inspire
Entails: Smoke
Derivative terms: Drag

6. Noun. Exaggerated praise (as for promotional purposes).

7. Verb. Breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted. "The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily"
Exact synonyms: Gasp, Heave, Pant
Generic synonyms: Blow
Derivative terms: Gasp, Heaving, Pant, Panting, Puffing

8. Noun. Bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together.
Exact synonyms: Comfort, Comforter, Quilt
Generic synonyms: Bed Clothing, Bedclothes, Bedding
Specialized synonyms: Continental Quilt, Duvet, Eiderdown, Patchwork, Patchwork Quilt
Derivative terms: Comfort, Comfort, Quilt, Quilt

9. Verb. Make proud or conceited. "The sudden fame puffed her ego"
Generic synonyms: Elate, Intoxicate, Lift Up, Pick Up, Uplift

10. Noun. A soft spherical object made from fluffy fibers; for applying powder to the skin.
Exact synonyms: Powderpuff
Generic synonyms: Pad

11. Verb. Praise extravagantly. "The critics puffed up this Broadway production"
Exact synonyms: Puff Up
Generic synonyms: Praise

12. Noun. Thick cushion used as a seat.
Exact synonyms: Hassock, Ottoman, Pouf, Pouffe
Generic synonyms: Seat

13. Verb. Speak in a blustering or scornful manner. "A puffing kind of man"

14. Noun. A slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke). "He took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the smoke slowly"
Exact synonyms: Drag, Pull
Group relationships: Smoke, Smoking
Generic synonyms: Aspiration, Breathing In, Inhalation, Inspiration, Intake
Specialized synonyms: Toke
Derivative terms: Drag

15. Verb. To swell or cause to enlarge,. "Did his feet puff?"; "Puffed out chests"
Exact synonyms: Blow Up, Puff Out, Puff Up
Generic synonyms: Intumesce, Swell, Swell Up, Tumefy, Tumesce
Derivative terms: Puffer

16. Noun. Forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth. "He blew out all the candles with a single puff"
Exact synonyms: Blow
Generic synonyms: Breathing Out, Exhalation, Expiration
Specialized synonyms: Insufflation
Derivative terms: Blow, Blow, Blow, Blow, Blow

17. Verb. Blow hard and loudly. "He huffed and puffed as he made his way up the mountain"
Exact synonyms: Chuff, Huff
Generic synonyms: Blow
Derivative terms: Huffing, Puffing

Definition of Puff

1. n. A sudden and single emission of breath from the mouth; hence, any sudden or short blast of wind; a slight gust; a whiff.

2. v. i. To blow in puffs, or with short and sudden whiffs.

3. v. t. To drive with a puff, or with puffs.

4. a. Puffed up; vain.

Definition of Puff

1. Noun. A sharp exhalation of a small amount of breath through the mouth. ¹

2. Noun. The ability to breathe easily while exerting oneself. ¹

3. Noun. A small quantity of gas or smoke in the air. ¹

4. Noun. (context: informal countable) An act of inhaling smoke from a cigarette, cigar or pipe. ¹

5. Noun. A flamboyant or alluring statement about an object's quality. ¹

6. Noun. (context: uncountable slang) The drug cannabis. ¹

7. Noun. A light cake filled with cream, cream cheese, etc. ¹

8. Noun. (context: derogatory slang British particularly northern UK) a homosexual; a poof ¹

9. Noun. (slang dated) life ¹

10. Verb. (intransitive) To emit smoke, gas, etc., in puffs. ¹

11. Verb. (intransitive) To pant. ¹

12. Verb. (transitive archaic) To advertise ¹

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Definition of Puff

1. to blow in short gusts [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Puff

puerperal fever
puerperal fevers
puff adder
puff batter
puff of air
puff out
puff paste
puff pastries
puff pastry
puff piece
puff pieces
puff the magic dragon

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