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Weed vs. Puff — What's the Difference?

Weed vs. Puff — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Weed and Puff

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Weed

A weed is a plant considered undesirable in a particular situation, "a plant in the wrong place". Examples commonly are plants unwanted in human-controlled settings, such as farm fields, gardens, lawns, and parks.

Puff

A short, explosive burst of breath or wind
A puff of wind swung the weathercock round

Weed

A plant considered undesirable, unattractive, or troublesome, especially one that grows where it is not wanted and often grows or spreads fast or takes the place of desired plants.

Puff

A light pastry case, typically one made of puff pastry, containing a sweet or savoury filling
A jam puff

Weed

An aquatic plant or alga, especially seaweed.
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Puff

A review of a work of art, book, or theatrical production, especially an excessively complimentary one
The publishers sent him a copy of the book hoping for a puff

Weed

Something considered useless, detrimental, or worthless.

Puff

A gathered mass of material in a dress or other garment.

Weed

Tobacco.

Puff

A powder puff
She sent her a box of dusting powder with a swansdown puff

Weed

A cigarette.

Puff

Breathe in repeated short gasps
Exercises that make you puff

Weed

Marijuana.

Puff

Swell or become swollen
When he was in a temper, his cheeks puffed up and his eyes shrank
He suddenly sucked his stomach in and puffed his chest out

Weed

A token of mourning, as a black band worn on a man's hat or sleeve.

Puff

Advertise with exaggerated or false praise
Publishers have puffed the book on the grounds that it contains new discoveries

Weed

Weeds The black mourning clothes of a widow.

Puff

A short forceful exhalation of breath.

Weed

Often weeds(Archaic) An article of clothing; a garment.

Puff

A short sudden gust of wind.

Weed

To clear of weeds
Weeded the flowerbeds.

Puff

A brief sudden emission of air, vapor, or smoke.

Weed

To remove (weeds). Often used with out
Weed out dandelions.

Puff

A short sibilant sound produced by a puff.

Weed

To eliminate as unsuitable or unwanted. Often used with out
Weed out unqualified applicants.

Puff

An amount of vapor, smoke, or similar material released in a puff.

Weed

To remove weeds.

Puff

An act of drawing in and expelling the breath, as in smoking tobacco.

Weed

(countable) Any plant unwanted at the place where and at the time when it is growing.
If it isn't in a straight line or marked with a label, it's a weed.

Puff

A swelling or rounded protuberance.

Weed

Underbrush; low shrubs.

Puff

Puff pastry.

Weed

A drug or the like made from the leaves of a plant.

Puff

A light soft pad for applying powder or lotion.

Weed

Cannabis.

Puff

A gathered, protruding portion of fabric.

Weed

Tobacco.

Puff

A light padded bed covering.

Weed

A cigar.

Puff

An approving or flattering recommendation.

Weed

(countable) A weak horse, which is therefore unfit to breed from.

Puff

A piece of writing, as on the jacket of a book, containing often exaggerated praise, used for promotional purposes.

Weed

A puny person; one who has little physical strength.

Puff

(Genetics) A localized region of swelling in certain chromosomes indicating the active synthesis of RNA.

Weed

Something unprofitable or troublesome; anything useless.

Puff

To blow in puffs.

Weed

(archaic) A garment or piece of clothing.

Puff

To come forth in puffs
Steam puffing from an engine.

Weed

(archaic) Clothing collectively; clothes, dress.

Puff

To breathe forcefully and rapidly
Huffed and puffed up the stairs.

Weed

(archaic) An article of dress worn in token of grief; a mourning garment or badge.
He wore a weed on his hat.

Puff

To emit puffs.

Weed

(archaic) Especially in the plural as widow's weeds: (female) mourning apparel.

Puff

To take puffs on smoking material
Puffing on a cigar.

Weed

(Scotland) A sudden illness or relapse, often attended with fever, which befalls those who are about to give birth, are giving birth, or have recently given birth or miscarried or aborted.

Puff

To swell or seem to swell, as with pride or air. Often used with up
He puffed up and glared at the importuning questioner.

Weed

(Scotland) Lymphangitis in a horse.

Puff

To emit or give forth in puffs.

Weed

To remove unwanted vegetation from a cultivated area.
I weeded my flower bed.

Puff

To impel with puffs.

Weed

(figurative) To pilfer the best items from a collection.

Puff

To smoke (a cigar, for example).

Weed

(library science) To systematically remove materials from a library collection based on a set of criteria.
We usually weed romance novels that haven't circulated in over a year.

Puff

To inflate or distend
The wind puffed out the sail.

Weed

Simple past tense and past participle of wee

Puff

To fill with pride or conceit
The compliment puffed up his ego.

Weed

A garment; clothing; especially, an upper or outer garment.
He on his bed sat, the soft weeds he worePut off.

Puff

To publicize with often exaggerated praise
Publishers who puff their new books.

Weed

An article of dress worn in token of grief; a mourning garment or badge; as, he wore a weed on his hat; especially, in the plural, mourning garb, as of a woman; as, a widow's weeds.
In a mourning weed, with ashes upon her head, and tears abundantly flowing.

Puff

(countable) A sharp exhalation of a small amount of breath through the mouth.

Weed

A sudden illness or relapse, often attended with fever, which attacks women in childbed.

Puff

(uncountable) The ability to breathe easily while exerting oneself.
Out of puff

Weed

Underbrush; low shrubs.
One rushing forth out of the thickest weed.
A wild and wanton pard . . . Crouched fawning in the weed.

Puff

(countable) A small quantity of gas or smoke in the air.
Puff of smoke

Weed

Any plant growing in cultivated ground to the injury of the crop or desired vegetation, or to the disfigurement of the place; an unsightly, useless, or injurious plant.
Too much manuring filled that field with weeds.

Puff

(countable) A sudden but small gust of wind, smoke, etc.

Weed

Fig.: Something unprofitable or troublesome; anything useless.

Puff

An act of inhaling smoke from a cigarette, cigar or pipe.

Weed

An animal unfit to breed from.

Puff

The drug cannabis.

Weed

Tobacco, or a cigar.

Puff

(countable) A flamboyant or alluring statement of praise.

Weed

To free from noxious plants; to clear of weeds; as, to weed corn or onions; to weed a garden.

Puff

A portion of fabric gathered up so as to be left full in the middle.
A sleeve with a puff at the shoulder

Weed

To take away, as noxious plants; to remove, as something hurtful; to extirpate; - commonly used with out; as, to weed out inefficiency from an enterprise.
Wise fathers . . . weeding from their children ill things.
Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.

Puff

(countable) A light cake filled with cream, cream cheese, etc.
Cream puff

Weed

To free from anything hurtful or offensive.
He weeded the kingdom of such as were devoted to Elaiana.

Puff

A puffball.

Weed

To reject as unfit for breeding purposes.

Puff

A powder puff.

Weed

Any plant that crowds out cultivated plants

Puff

A puffer, one who is employed by the owner or seller of goods sold at auction to bid up the price; an act or scam of that type.

Weed

Street names for marijuana

Puff

(genetics) A region of a chromosome exhibiting a local increase in diameter.

Weed

Clear of weeds;
Weed the garden

Puff

Life.

Puff

Syn of poof: a male homosexual, especially an effeminate one.

Puff

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

Puff

(intransitive) To pant.

Puff

To advertise.

Puff

To blow as an expression of scorn.

Puff

To swell with air; to be dilated or inflated.

Puff

To breathe in a swelling, inflated, or pompous manner; hence, to assume importance.

Puff

To drive with a puff, or with puffs.

Puff

To repel with words; to blow at contemptuously.

Puff

To cause to swell or dilate; to inflate.
A bladder puffed with air

Puff

To inflate with pride, flattery, self-esteem, etc.; often with up.

Puff

To praise with exaggeration; to flatter; to call public attention to by praises; to praise unduly.

Puff

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

Puff

Anything light and filled with air. Specifically: (a) A puffball. (b) kind of light pastry. (c) A utensil of the toilet for dusting the skin or hair with powder.

Puff

An exaggerated or empty expression of praise, especially one in a public journal.

Puff

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

Puff

To blow, as an expression of scorn; - with at.
It is really to defy Heaven to puff at damnation.

Puff

To breathe quick and hard, or with puffs, as after violent exertion.
The ass comes back again, puffing and blowing, from the chase.

Puff

To swell with air; to be dilated or inflated.

Puff

To breathe in a swelling, inflated, or pompous manner; hence, to assume importance.
Then came brave Glory puffing by.

Puff

To drive with a puff, or with puffs.
The clearing north will puff the clouds away.

Puff

To repel with words; to blow at contemptuously.
I puff the prostitute away.

Puff

To cause to swell or dilate; to inflate; to ruffle with puffs; - often with up; as, a bladder puffed with air.
The sea puffed up with winds.

Puff

To inflate with pride, flattery, self-esteem, or the like; - often with up.
Puffed up with military success.

Puff

To praise with exaggeration; to flatter; to call public attention to by praises; to praise unduly.

Puff

Puffed up; vain.

Puff

A short light gust of air

Puff

A light inflated pastry or puff shell

Puff

Exaggerated praise (as for promotional purposes)

Puff

Bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together

Puff

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

Puff

Thick cushion used as a seat

Puff

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

Puff

Forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth;
He gave his nose a loud blow
He blew out all the candles with a single puff

Puff

Smoke and exhale strongly;
Puff a cigar
Whiff a pipe

Puff

Suck in or take (air);
Draw a deep breath
Draw on a cigarette

Puff

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

Puff

Make proud or conceited;
The sudden fame puffed her ego

Puff

Praise extravagantly;
The critics puffed up this Broadway production

Puff

Speak in a blustering or scornful manner;
A puffing kind of man

Puff

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

Puff

Blow hard and loudly;
He huffed and puffed as he made his way up the mountain

Puff

Gathered for protruding fullness;
Puff sleeves

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