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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room; has shelves and drawers;
[syn: buffet, counter, sideboard]

2. a meal set out on a buffet at which guests help themselves;

3. usually inexpensive bar;
[syn: snack bar, snack counter, buffet]

VERB (2)

1. strike against forcefully;
- Example: "Winds buffeted the tent"
[syn: buffet, knock about, batter]

2. strike, beat repeatedly;
- Example: "The wind buffeted him"
[syn: buffet, buff]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Buffet \Buf*fet"\ (b[oo^]f*f[=a]"), n. [F. buffet, LL. bufetum; of uncertain origin; perh. fr. the same source as E. buffet a blow, the root meaning to puff, hence (cf. puffed up) the idea of ostentation or display.] 1. A cupboard or set of shelves, either movable or fixed at one side of a room, for the display of plate, china, etc., a sideboard. [1913 Webster] Not when a gilt buffet's reflected pride Turns you from sound philosophy aside. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. A counter for food or refreshments. [1913 Webster] 3. Hence: A restaurant containing such a counter, as at a railroad station, or place of public gathering. [1913 Webster] 4. A meal set out on a buffet[2], arranged so that guests may serve themselves and choose those items that they desire; as, a buffet dinner. Diners usually take a plate provided and move in a line past the items on the buffet[2], placing those items they desire on the plate, to be eaten at some convenient place. [PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Buffet \Buf"fet\ (b[u^]f"f[e^]t), n. [OE. buffet, boffet, OF. buffet a slap in the face, a pair of bellows, fr. buffe blow, cf. F. bouffer to blow, puff; prob. akin to E. puff. For the meaning slap, blow, cf. F. soufflet a slap, souffler to blow. See Puff, v. i., and cf. Buffet sidebroad, Buffoon] 1. A blow with the hand; a slap on the face; a cuff. [1913 Webster] When on his cheek a buffet fell. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] 2. A blow from any source, or that which affects like a blow, as the violence of winds or waves; a stroke; an adverse action; an affliction; a trial; adversity. [1913 Webster] Those planks of tough and hardy oak that used for yeas to brave the buffets of the Bay of Biscay. --Burke. [1913 Webster] Fortune's buffets and rewards. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. A small stool; a stool for a buffet or counter. [1913 Webster] Go fetch us a light buffet. --Townely Myst. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Buffet \Buf"fet\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Buffeted; p. pr. & vb. n. Buffeting.] [OE. buffeten, OF. buffeter. See the preceding noun.] 1. To strike with the hand or fist; to box; to beat; to cuff; to slap. [1913 Webster] They spit in his face and buffeted him. --Matt. xxvi. 67. [1913 Webster] 2. To affect as with blows; to strike repeatedly; to strive with or contend against; as, to buffet the billows. [1913 Webster] The sudden hurricane in thunder roars, Buffets the bark, and whirls it from the shores. --Broome. [1913 Webster] You are lucky fellows who can live in a dreamland of your own, instead of being buffeted about the world. --W. Black. [1913 Webster] 3. [Cf. Buffer.] To deaden the sound of (bells) by muffling the clapper. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Buffet \Buf"fet\, v. i. 1. To exercise or play at boxing; to strike; to smite; to strive; to contend. [1913 Webster] If I might buffet for my love, or bound my horse for her favors, I could lay on like a butcher. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To make one's way by blows or struggling. [1913 Webster] Strove to buffet to land in vain. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

buffet n 1: a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room; has shelves and drawers [syn: buffet, counter, sideboard] 2: a meal set out on a buffet at which guests help themselves 3: usually inexpensive bar [syn: snack bar, snack counter, buffet] v 1: strike against forcefully; "Winds buffeted the tent" [syn: buffet, knock about, batter] 2: strike, beat repeatedly; "The wind buffeted him" [syn: buffet, buff]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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