intransitive verb, godan verb
Because the hiragana ends with an う sound, you know this word is a verb. The kanji itself means drift and the verb vocab version is to drift or to waft.
You're going to drift away. Drifting drifting drifting. Then, you turn into a yo-yo and yell "ta da yo-yo (ただよ)! Not sure why drifting turns you into a yo-yo, but imagine it and don't question it.
I was awakened by the smell of delicious miso soup in the air.
Don't you think some tragic feeling is drifting from Mr. Asada, today?
Farts after eating roasted sweet potatoes seem to hang in the air longer than normal farts.