puff

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: puff

1
nv
a short light gust of air
breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted
2
n
a light inflated pastry or puff shell
3
nv
exaggerated praise (as for promotional purposes)
praise extravagantly
4
n
bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together
5
n
a soft spherical object made from fluffy fibers; for applying powder to the skin
6
n
thick cushion used as a seat
7
v
speak in a blustering or scornful manner
8
v
to swell or cause to enlarge, "Her faced puffed up from the drugs"
9
adj
gathered for protruding fullness
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: puff
1

n a short light gust of air

Synonyms:
puff of air, whiff
Type of:
blast, blow, gust
a strong current of air

n a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke)

“he took a puff on his pipe”
Synonyms:
drag, pull
Types:
toke
a puff of a marijuana or hashish cigarette
Type of:
aspiration, breathing in, inhalation, inspiration, intake
the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing

n forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth

Synonyms:
blow
Types:
insufflation
an act of blowing or breathing on or into something
Type of:
breathing out, exhalation, expiration
the act of expelling air from the lungs

v breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted

Synonyms:
gasp, heave, pant
Type of:
blow
exhale hard

v suck in or take (air)

Synonyms:
drag, draw
Type of:
breathe in, inhale, inspire
draw in (air)

v smoke and exhale strongly

puff a cigar”
Synonyms:
whiff
Type of:
smoke
inhale and exhale smoke from cigarettes, cigars, pipes

v blow hard and loudly

Synonyms:
chuff, huff
Type of:
blow
exhale hard
2

n a light inflated pastry or puff shell

Types:
chou, cream puff
puff filled with cream or custard
eclair
oblong cream puff
Type of:
pastry
any of various baked foods made of dough or batter
3

n exaggerated praise (as for promotional purposes)

Type of:
good word, recommendation, testimonial
something that recommends (or expresses commendation of) a person or thing as worthy or desirable

v praise extravagantly

“The critics puffed up this Broadway production”
Synonyms:
puff up
Type of:
praise
express approval of

v make proud or conceited

“The sudden fame puffed her ego”
Type of:
elate, intoxicate, lift up, pick up, uplift
fill with high spirits; fill with optimism
4

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

Synonyms:
comfort, comforter, quilt
Types:
continental quilt, duvet, eiderdown
a soft quilt usually filled with the down of the eider
patchwork, patchwork quilt
a quilt made by sewing patches of different materials together
crazy quilt
a patchwork quilt without a design
Type of:
bed clothing, bedclothes, bedding
coverings that are used on a bed
5

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

Synonyms:
powderpuff
Type of:
pad
a flat mass of soft material used for protection, stuffing, or comfort
6

n thick cushion used as a seat

Synonyms:
hassock, ottoman, pouf, pouffe
Type of:
seat
furniture that is designed for sitting on
7

v speak in a blustering or scornful manner

“A puffing kind of man”
Type of:
blow, bluster, boast, brag, gas, gasconade, shoot a line, swash, tout, vaunt
show off
8

v to swell or cause to enlarge, "Her faced puffed up from the drugs"

puffed out chests”
Synonyms:
blow up, puff out, puff up
Type of:
intumesce, swell, swell up, tumefy, tumesce
expand abnormally
9

adj gathered for protruding fullness

puff sleeves”
Synonyms:
puffed
fancy
not plain; decorative or ornamented
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