Dictionary Results for puff


1. puff - noun

· a short light gust of air

Synonym(s): puff_of_air, whiff

Hypernym(s): gust, blast, blow




2. puff - noun

· a light inflated pastry or puff shell

Hypernym(s): pastry




3. puff - noun

· exaggerated praise (as for promotional purposes)

Hypernym(s): recommendation, testimonial, good_word




4. puff - noun

· bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together

Synonym(s): quilt, comforter, comfort

Hypernym(s): bedclothes, bed_clothing, bedding




5. puff - noun

· a soft spherical object made from fluffy fibers; for applying powder to the skin

Synonym(s): powderpuff

Hypernym(s): pad




6. puff - noun

· thick cushion used as a seat

Synonym(s): ottoman, pouf, pouffe, hassock

Hypernym(s): seat




7. puff - noun

· a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke); "he took a puff on his pipe"; "he took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the smoke slowly"

Synonym(s): drag, pull

Hypernym(s): inhalation, inspiration, aspiration, intake, breathing_in




8. puff - noun

· forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth; "he gave his nose a loud blow"; "he blew out all the candles with a single puff"

Synonym(s): blow

Hypernym(s): exhalation, expiration, breathing_out




9. puff - verb

· smoke and exhale strongly; "puff a cigar"; "whiff a pipe"

Synonym(s): whiff

Hypernym(s): smoke




10. puff - verb

· suck in or take (air); "draw a deep breath"; "draw on a cigarette"

Synonym(s): drag, draw

Hypernym(s): inhale, inspire, breathe_in




11. puff - verb

· breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted; "The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily"

Synonym(s): pant, gasp, heave

Hypernym(s): blow




12. puff - verb

· make proud or conceited; "The sudden fame puffed her ego"

Hypernym(s): elate, lift_up, uplift, pick_up, intoxicate




13. puff - verb

· praise extravagantly; "The critics puffed up this Broadway production"

Synonym(s): puff_up

Hypernym(s): praise




14. puff - verb

· speak in a blustering or scornful manner; "A puffing kind of man"

Hypernym(s): boast, tout, swash, shoot_a_line, brag, gas, blow, bluster, vaunt, gasconade




15. puff - verb

· to swell or cause to enlarge; "Her faced puffed up from the drugs"; "puffed out chests"

Synonym(s): puff_up, blow_up, puff_out

Hypernym(s): swell, swell_up, intumesce, tumefy, tumesce




16. puff - verb

· blow hard and loudly; "he huffed and puffed as he made his way up the mountain"

Synonym(s): huff, chuff

Hypernym(s): blow




17. puff - adjective

· gathered for protruding fullness; "puff sleeves"

Synonym(s): puffed





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