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The Universal Dictionary

whiff

[(h)wɪf] брит. / амер.

    1. сущ.

      1. дуновение, струя

      2. слабый запах, душок

      3. разг. сигара

      4. затяжка (при курении)

      5. разг. мгновение, миг

      6. свист (пули, ветра)

    2. гл.

        1. веять, слегка дуть

        2. выдохнуть, сказать что-л. на одном дыхании

      1. пускать клубы (дыма); попыхивать

      2. издавать неприятный запах, пованивать

      3. чуять, принюхиваться

  1. сущ.

    1. учебная гоночная лодка-клинкер

    2. вымпел, флажок (используемый как сигнал)

Learning (En-Ru)

whiff

[wɪf]

n

(слабый) запах

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"When he reached my table, I invited him to sit and bought him a beer-and regretted it; he was pretty whiff.
Когда он подошел к моему столику, я угостил его пивом, предложил сесть — и сразу пожалел об этом: ну и разило же от него!
Heinlein, Robert / Time Enough For LoveХайнлайн, Роберт / Достаточно времени для любви, или жизни Лазаруса Лонга
Достаточно времени для любви, или жизни Лазаруса Лонга
Хайнлайн, Роберт
© 1973 by Robert A. Heinlein
© Перевод. Ю. Соколов, 2008
© TERRA FANTASTICA, 2008
Time Enough For Love
Heinlein, Robert
© 1973 by Robert Heinlein
At the first whiff of the smoke he spat in the direction of the boat and put the finest curse he knew on Corrigan - one that began with the first Corrigans born on earth and ended with the Corrigans that shall hear the trumpet of Gabriel blow.
При первой же затяжке он плюнул по направлению к барже и произнес по адресу Корригана самое отборное проклятие, которое только знал, начиная с первых на земле Корриганов и кончая Корриганами, которые услышат трубу архангела Гавриила.
O.Henry / Transformation of Martin BurneyГенри, О. / Превращение Мартина Барней
Превращение Мартина Барней
Генри, О.
Transformation of Martin Burney
O.Henry
“Same thing as doing it, and I didn’t get a whiff.
– Все равно что убила, а я ничего не учуял.
Robb, J.D. / Strangers In DeathРобертс, Нора / Бархатная смерть
Бархатная смерть
Робертс, Нора
© 2008 by Nora Roberts
© Издание на русском языке ООО "Издательство "Эксмо", 2009
© Перевод. Н. Миронова, 2009
Strangers In Death
Robb, J.D.
© 2008 by Nora Roberts
No, not so much as a whiff of the proletariat.
Нет, здесь пролетарием не пахнет.
Bulgakov, Michail / The Heart of a DogБулгаков, Михаил / Собачье сердце
Собачье сердце
Булгаков, Михаил
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1988
The Heart of a Dog
Bulgakov, Michail
© English translation Raduga Publishers 1990
No whiff of breeze, no roosting owl, no stalking cat rustled the leaves of any tree.
Ни дуновения ветерка, ни уханья совы, ни шелеста листвы.
Koontz, Dean Ray / Odd HoursКунц, Дин / Ночь Томаса
Ночь Томаса
Кунц, Дин
© В. Вебер, перевод на русский язык, 2008
© 2008 by Dean Koontz
© Издание на русском языке ООО "Издательство Эксмо", 2009
Odd Hours
Koontz, Dean Ray
© 2008 by Dean Koontz
A slight distraction, a flash of light or whiff of tear gas, and it would literally be all over.
Стоит тому хоть немного отвлечься (а отвлечь подростка могла вспышка света или дуновение слезоточивого газа), и все мгновенно закончится.
Zahn, Timothy / A Coming Of AgeЗан, Тимоти / Планета по имени Тигрис
Планета по имени Тигрис
Зан, Тимоти
© 1985 by Timothy Zahn
© Перевод. И. Рассохин, В. Иванов, 2006
© Издание на русском языке ООО «Издательство «Эксмо», 2007
A Coming Of Age
Zahn, Timothy
© 1985 by Timothy Zahn
Her nose wrinkled, and then her whole face creased as she got a whiff of the waste lagoon.
Уловив запашок, идущий от отстойника, она сперва поморщилась, а потом все ее лицо смялось в гримасу отвращения.
Liss, David / The Ethical AssassinЛисс, Дэвид / Этичный убийца
Этичный убийца
Лисс, Дэвид
© К. Тверьянович, перевод, 2008
© Издательский дом "Азбука-классика", 2008
© 2006 by David Liss
The Ethical Assassin
Liss, David
© 2006 by David Liss
There was a dull roll of thunder beyond the hills; there came a whiff of fresh air.
За холмами глухо прогремел гром; подуло свежестью.
Чехов, А.П. / СтепьChekhov, A. / The steppe
The steppe
Chekhov, A.
© BiblioBazaar, LLC
Степь
Чехов, А.П.
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1974
Beneath the scent of gorse she smelled cook fires and a distant whiff of the forge.
Сквозь запах растений пробивался дымок кухонных огней и кузнечного кокса.
Elliott, Kate / Prince of DogsЭллиот, Кейт / Собачий принц
Собачий принц
Эллиот, Кейт
Prince of Dogs
Elliott, Kate
© 1998 by Katrina Elliott
I took a whiff of her thick, shiny hair, the familiar sugary Zoe-like smell that always reminded me of when she was a toddler, and smoothed a couple of unruly strands down with my palm.
Я вдохнула запах ее густых, блестящих волос, до боли знакомый, сладкий запах моей Зои, который всегда напоминал мне о тех временах, когда она была совсем маленькой, и пригладила прядку непокорных волос.
Rosnay, Tatiana de / Sarah's KeyРосней, Татьяна де / Ключ Сары
Ключ Сары
Росней, Татьяна де
Sarah's Key
Rosnay, Tatiana de
© 2007 by Tatiana de Rosnay
Suddenly something floated up to me - not a breath of wind and not a shiver, but as it were a whiff of fragrance - as it were, a sense of some one's being near....
Вдруг что-то пробежало по мне - ветерок не ветерок и не дрожь, а словно дуновение, словно ощущение чьей-то близости...
Turgenev, I.S. / First loveТургенев, И.С. / Первая любовь
Первая любовь
Тургенев, И.С.
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1978
First love
Turgenev, I.S.
© BiblioBazaar, LLC
Somehow he picked up a whiff that a certain ultra-wealthy Japanese national had sympathies in a certain direction and was unstable.
Каким-то образом ему удалось пронюхать, что некий жутко богатый японец питает симпатии в определенном направлении, при этом его поведение может быть крайне непредсказуемым.
Hunter, Stephen / The 47th samuraiХантер, Стивен / 47-й самурай
47-й самурай
Хантер, Стивен
© С.Саксин, перевод на русский язык, 2009
© Издание на русском языке ООО "Издательство "Эксмо", 2009
© 2007 by Stephen Hunter
The 47th samurai
Hunter, Stephen
© 2007 by Stephen Hunter
The handsome shop-manager had got himself up and perfumed himself to excess: his every action was accompanied by a powerful whiff of the most refined aroma.
Благообразный комми расфрантился и раздушился напропалую: каждое движение его сопровождалось усиленным наплывом тончайшего аромата.
Turgenev, I.S. / The Torrents of SpringТургенев, И.С. / Вешние воды
Вешние воды
Тургенев, И.С.
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1978
The Torrents of Spring
Turgenev, I.S.
© BiblioBazaar, LLC
There had been a lock of Susannah's hair in his leather swag-bag, and it had still carried a faint whiff of her smell.
В мешке остался и локон волос Сюзанны, который до сих пор хранил ее запах.
King, Stephen / The Dark Tower 6: The Song of SusannahКинг, Стивен / Темная башня 6: Песнь Сюзанны
Темная башня 6: Песнь Сюзанны
Кинг, Стивен
The Dark Tower 6: The Song of Susannah
King, Stephen
© 2004 by Stephen King
Litvinov fell to musing over this document; it brought him a whiff of the desert, of the steppes, of the blind darkness of the life moldering there, and it seemed a marvelous thing that he should be reading such a letter in Baden, of all places.
Задумался Литвинов над этим документом; повеяло на него степною глубью, слепым мраком заплесневшей жизни, и чудно показалось ему, что он прочел это письмо именно в Бадене.
Тургенев, И.С. / ДымTurgenev, I.S. / Smoke
Smoke
Turgenev, I.S.
© 1919, by BONI & LIVERIGHT, Inc.
Дым
Тургенев, И.С.
© Издательство "Правда", 1979

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(h)wɪfNounдуновение; струяExamples

a whiff of fresh air — струя свежего воздуха

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skew-whiff
вкось
skew-whiff
косо
skew-whiff
криво

Word forms

whiff

noun
SingularPlural
Common casewhiffwhiffs
Possessive casewhiff'swhiffs'

whiff

verb
Basic forms
Pastwhiffed
Imperativewhiff
Present Participle (Participle I)whiffing
Past Participle (Participle II)whiffed
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I whiffwe whiff
you whiffyou whiff
he/she/it whiffsthey whiff
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am whiffingwe are whiffing
you are whiffingyou are whiffing
he/she/it is whiffingthey are whiffing
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have whiffedwe have whiffed
you have whiffedyou have whiffed
he/she/it has whiffedthey have whiffed
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been whiffingwe have been whiffing
you have been whiffingyou have been whiffing
he/she/it has been whiffingthey have been whiffing
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I whiffedwe whiffed
you whiffedyou whiffed
he/she/it whiffedthey whiffed
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was whiffingwe were whiffing
you were whiffingyou were whiffing
he/she/it was whiffingthey were whiffing
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had whiffedwe had whiffed
you had whiffedyou had whiffed
he/she/it had whiffedthey had whiffed
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been whiffingwe had been whiffing
you had been whiffingyou had been whiffing
he/she/it had been whiffingthey had been whiffing
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will whiffwe shall/will whiff
you will whiffyou will whiff
he/she/it will whiffthey will whiff
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be whiffingwe shall/will be whiffing
you will be whiffingyou will be whiffing
he/she/it will be whiffingthey will be whiffing
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have whiffedwe shall/will have whiffed
you will have whiffedyou will have whiffed
he/she/it will have whiffedthey will have whiffed
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been whiffingwe shall/will have been whiffing
you will have been whiffingyou will have been whiffing
he/she/it will have been whiffingthey will have been whiffing
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would whiffwe should/would whiff
you would whiffyou would whiff
he/she/it would whiffthey would whiff
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be whiffingwe should/would be whiffing
you would be whiffingyou would be whiffing
he/she/it would be whiffingthey would be whiffing
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have whiffedwe should/would have whiffed
you would have whiffedyou would have whiffed
he/she/it would have whiffedthey would have whiffed
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been whiffingwe should/would have been whiffing
you would have been whiffingyou would have been whiffing
he/she/it would have been whiffingthey would have been whiffing
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am whiffedwe are whiffed
you are whiffedyou are whiffed
he/she/it is whiffedthey are whiffed
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being whiffedwe are being whiffed
you are being whiffedyou are being whiffed
he/she/it is being whiffedthey are being whiffed
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been whiffedwe have been whiffed
you have been whiffedyou have been whiffed
he/she/it has been whiffedthey have been whiffed
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was whiffedwe were whiffed
you were whiffedyou were whiffed
he/she/it was whiffedthey were whiffed
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being whiffedwe were being whiffed
you were being whiffedyou were being whiffed
he/she/it was being whiffedthey were being whiffed
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been whiffedwe had been whiffed
you had been whiffedyou had been whiffed
he/she/it had been whiffedthey had been whiffed
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be whiffedwe shall/will be whiffed
you will be whiffedyou will be whiffed
he/she/it will be whiffedthey will be whiffed
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been whiffedwe shall/will have been whiffed
you will have been whiffedyou will have been whiffed
he/she/it will have been whiffedthey will have been whiffed