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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Huff  \Huff\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Huffed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Huffing}.]  [Cf.  OE  hoove  to  puff  up  blow;  prob.  of 
  imitative  origin.] 
  1.  To  swell;  to  enlarge;  to  puff  up  as  huffed  up  with  air. 
  --Grew. 
 
  2.  To  treat  with  insolence  and  arrogance;  to  chide  or  rebuke 
  with  insolence;  to  hector;  to  bully. 
 
  You  must  not  presume  to  huff  us  --Echard. 
 
  3.  (Draughts)  To  remove  from  the  board  (the  piece  which  could 
  have  captured  an  opposing  piece).  See  {Huff},  v.  i.,  3. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Huff  \Huff\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  enlarge;  to  swell  up  as  bread  huffs. 
 
  2.  To  bluster  or  swell  with  anger,  pride,  or  arrogance;  to 
  storm;  to  take  offense. 
 
  THis  senseless  arrogant  conceit  of  theirs  made  them 
  huff  at  the  doctrine  of  repentance.  --South. 
 
  3.  (Draughts)  To  remove  from  the  board  a  man  which  could  have 
  captured  a  piece  but  has  not  done  so  --  so  called  because 
  it  was  the  habit  to  blow  upon  the  piece. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Huff  \Huff\,  n. 
  1.  A  swell  of  sudden  anger  or  arrogance;  a  fit  of 
  disappointment  and  petulance  or  anger;  a  rage.  ``Left  the 
  place  in  a  huff.''  --W.  Irving. 
 
  2.  A  boaster;  one  swelled  with  a  false  opinion  of  his  own 
  value  or  importance. 
 
  Lewd,  shallow-brained  huffs  make  atheism  and 
  contempt  of  religion  the  sole  badge  .  .  .  of  wit. 
  --South. 
 
  {To  take  huff},  to  take  offence.  --Cowper. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  huff 
  n  :  a  state  of  irritation  or  annoyance  [syn:  {miff},  {seeing  red}] 
  v  1:  inhale  recreational  drugs  [syn:  {snort}] 
  2:  blow  hard  and  loudly  [syn:  {puff},  {chuff}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Huff,  KY 
  Zip  code(s):  42250 
  Huff,  ND 
  Zip  code(s):  58537 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  huff  v.  To  compress  data  using  a  Huffman  code.  Various 
  programs  that  use  such  methods  have  been  called  `HUFF'  or  some  variant 
  thereof.  Oppose  {puff}.  Compare  {crunch},  {compress}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  huff 
 
  To  compress  data  using  a  {Huffman}  code.  Various  programs 
  that  use  such  methods  have  been  called  HUFF"  or  some  variant 
  thereof. 
 
  Opposite:  {puff}.  Compare  {crunch},  {compress}. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1994-12-23) 
 
 




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