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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (5)

1. an ardent follower and admirer;
[syn: fan, buff, devotee, lover]

2. a soft thick undyed leather from the skins of e.g. buffalo or oxen;

3. bare skin; naked;
- Example: "swimming in the buff"

4. a medium to dark tan color;
[syn: yellowish brown, raw sienna, buff, caramel, caramel brown]

5. an implement consisting of soft material mounted on a block; used for polishing (as in manicuring);
[syn: buff, buffer]


VERB (2)

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

2. polish and make shiny;
- Example: "buff the wooden floors"
- Example: "buff my shoes"
[syn: buff, burnish, furbish]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. of the yellowish-beige color of buff leather;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Buff \Buff\, a. [Of uncertain etymol.] Firm; sturdy. [1913 Webster] And for the good old cause stood buff, 'Gainst many a bitter kick and cuff. --Hudibras. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Buff \Buff\, a. 1. Made of buff leather. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] 2. Of the color of buff. [1913 Webster] Buff coat, a close, military outer garment, with short sleeves, and laced tightly over the chest, made of buffalo skin, or other thick and elastic material, worn by soldiers in the 17th century as a defensive covering. Buff jerkin, originally, a leather waistcoat; afterward, one of cloth of a buff color. [Obs.] --Nares. Buff stick (Mech.), a strip of wood covered with buff leather, used in polishing. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Buff \Buff\ (b[u^]f), n. [OE. buff, buffe, buff, buffalo, F. buffle buffalo. See Buffalo.] 1. A sort of leather, prepared from the skin of the buffalo, dressed with oil, like chamois; also, the skins of oxen, elks, and other animals, dressed in like manner. "A suit of buff." --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. The color of buff; a light yellow, shading toward pink, gray, or brown. [1913 Webster] A visage rough, Deformed, unfeatured, and a skin of buff. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. A military coat, made of buff leather. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. (Med.) The grayish viscid substance constituting the buffy coat. See Buffy coat, under Buffy, a. [1913 Webster] 5. (Mech.) A wheel covered with buff leather, and used in polishing cutlery, spoons, etc. [1913 Webster] 6. The bare skin; as, to strip to the buff. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] To be in buff is equivalent to being naked. --Wright. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Buff \Buff\, v. t. to polish with a soft cloth, especially one similar to a buff[5]. See Buff, n., 5. [1913 Webster +PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Buff \Buff\, v. t. [OF. bufer to cuff, buffet. See Buffet a blow.] To strike. [Obs.] --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Buff \Buff\, n. [See Buffet.] A buffet; a blow; -- obsolete except in the phrase "Blindman's buff." See blindman's buff. [1913 Webster] Nathless so sore a buff to him it lent That made him reel. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

colorful \colorful\ adj. 1. having striking color. Opposite of colorless. Note: [Narrower terms: changeable, chatoyant, iridescent, shot; deep, rich; flaming; fluorescent, glowing; prismatic; psychedelic; red, ruddy, flushed, empurpled] Syn: colourful. [WordNet 1.5] 2. striking in variety and interest. Opposite of colorless or dull. [Narrower terms: brave, fine, gay, glorious; flamboyant, resplendent, unrestrained; flashy, gaudy, jazzy, showy, snazzy, sporty; picturesque] [WordNet 1.5] 3. having color or a certain color; not black, white or grey; as, colored crepe paper. Opposite of colorless and monochrome. Note: [Narrower terms: tinted; touched, tinged; amber, brownish-yellow, yellow-brown; amethyst; auburn, reddish-brown; aureate, gilded, gilt, gold, golden; azure, cerulean, sky-blue, bright blue; bicolor, bicolour, bicolored, bicoloured, bichrome; blue, bluish, light-blue, dark-blue; blushful, blush-colored, rosy; bottle-green; bronze, bronzy; brown, brownish, dark-brown; buff; canary, canary-yellow; caramel, caramel brown; carnation; chartreuse; chestnut; dun; earth-colored, earthlike; fuscous; green, greenish, light-green, dark-green; jade, jade-green; khaki; lavender, lilac; mauve; moss green, mosstone; motley, multicolor, culticolour, multicolored, multicoloured, painted, particolored, particoloured, piebald, pied, varicolored, varicoloured; mousy, mouse-colored; ocher, ochre; olive-brown; olive-drab; olive; orange, orangish; peacock-blue; pink, pinkish; purple, violet, purplish; red, blood-red, carmine, cerise, cherry, cherry-red, crimson, ruby, ruby-red, scarlet; red, reddish; rose, roseate; rose-red; rust, rusty, rust-colored; snuff, snuff-brown, snuff-color, snuff-colour, snuff-colored, snuff-coloured, mummy-brown, chukker-brown; sorrel, brownish-orange; stone, stone-gray; straw-color, straw-colored, straw-coloured; tan; tangerine; tawny; ultramarine; umber; vermilion, vermillion, cinibar, Chinese-red; yellow, yellowish; yellow-green; avocado; bay; beige; blae bluish-black or gray-blue); coral; creamy; cress green, cresson, watercress; hazel; honey, honey-colored; hued(postnominal); magenta; maroon; pea-green; russet; sage, sage-green; sea-green] [Also See: chromatic, colored, dark, light.] Syn: colored, coloured, in color(predicate). [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

buff adj 1: of the yellowish-beige color of buff leather n 1: an ardent follower and admirer [syn: fan, buff, devotee, lover] 2: a soft thick undyed leather from the skins of e.g. buffalo or oxen 3: bare skin; naked; "swimming in the buff" 4: a medium to dark tan color [syn: yellowish brown, raw sienna, buff, caramel, caramel brown] 5: an implement consisting of soft material mounted on a block; used for polishing (as in manicuring) [syn: buff, buffer] v 1: strike, beat repeatedly; "The wind buffeted him" [syn: buffet, buff] 2: polish and make shiny; "buff the wooden floors"; "buff my shoes" [syn: buff, burnish, furbish]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

240 Moby Thesaurus words for "buff": Leatherette, Leatheroid, Maecenas, abettor, adherent, admirer, advocate, aficionado, amateur, angel, apologist, appendage, applauder, appreciator, attendant, attender, audience, aureate, auric, authority, backer, bareness, beige, birthday suit, booster, buff-yellow, bug, burnish, canary, canary-yellow, cavaliere servente, champion, citron, citron-yellow, claqueur, coat, collector, commender, connoisseur, courtier, crank, cream, creamy, critic, cuticle, dangler, decollete, defender, dependence, dependent, dermis, devotee, dilettante, disciple, dress, ecdysiast, ecru, encomiast, encourager, endorser, energumen, enthusiast, eulogist, eulogizer, expert, exponent, extoller, fallow, fan, fanatic, fanatico, fancier, favorer, fell, finish, flaxen, fleece, flesh, flunky, follower, following, freak, frequenter, friend at court, fur, furbish, furring, gilded, gilt, glance, glaze, gloss, gold, gold-colored, golden, groupie, gymnosophist, gymnosophy, habitue, hanger-on, haunter, henchman, hide, homme de cour, hound, idolater, idolizer, imitation fur, imitation leather, infatuate, integument, jacket, lauder, leather, leather paper, leathern, leathery, lemon, lemon-yellow, lover, lunatic fringe, luster, luteolous, lutescent, mainstay, maintainer, monomaniac, nakedness, naturism, naturist, not a stitch, nudism, nudist, nudity, nut, ocherish, ocherous, ochery, ochreous, ochroid, ochrous, ochry, or, outer layer, outer skin, panegyrist, paranymph, parasite, partisan, patron, pelt, peltry, plugger, polish, praiser, primrose, primrose-colored, primrose-yellow, promoter, protagonist, public, puffer, pundit, pursuer, pursuivant, rawhide, reliance, rind, rooter, rub, rub up, saffron, saffron-colored, saffron-yellow, sallow, sand, sand-colored, sandblast, sandpaper, sandy, satellite, savant, scholar, scour, second, seconder, sectary, shadow, sheath, shine, sider, skin, skins, sleek, slick, slick down, smooth, specialist, spectator, sponsor, stalwart, standby, state of nature, stooge, straw, straw-colored, stripper, stripteaser, successor, support, supporter, sustainer, sympathizer, tagtail, tail, technical expert, technician, tegument, the altogether, the nude, the raw, theatergoer, toplessness, tout, touter, trainbearer, upholder, vair, varnish, visitor, votary, ward heeler, wax, well-wisher, worshiper, xanthic, xanthous, yellow, yellowish, zealot