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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. repeated heavy blows;
[syn: pounding, buffeting]


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:

Buffeting \Buf"fet*ing\, n. 1. A striking with the hand. [1913 Webster] 2. A succession of blows; continued violence, as of winds or waves; afflictions; adversity. [1913 Webster] He seems to have been a plant of slow growth, but . . . fitted to endure the buffeting on the rudest storm. --Wirt. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

buffeting n 1: repeated heavy blows [syn: pounding, buffeting]




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