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Pronunciation : Buf*fet"
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [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.]
Definition : 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. Not when a gilt buffet's reflected pride Turns you from sound philosophy aside. Pope.

2. A counter for refreshments; a restaurant at a railroad station, or place of public gathering.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Buf"fet
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [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, Bu
Definition : 1. A blow with the hand; a slap on the face; a cuff. When on his cheek a buffet fell. Sir W. Scott.

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. Those planks of tough and hardy oak that used for yeas to brave the buffets of the Bay of Biscay. Burke. Fortune's buffets and rewards. Shak.

3. A small stool; a stool for a buffet or counter. Go fetch us a light buffet. Townely Myst.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Buf"fet
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [OE. buffeten, OF. buffeter. See the preceding noun.]
Definition : 1. To strike with the hand or fist; to box; to beat; to cuff; to slap. They spit in his face and buffeted him. Matt. xxvi. 67.

2. To affect as with blows; to strike repeatedly; to strive with or contend against; as, to buffet the billows. The sudden hurricane in thunder roars, Buffets the bark, and whirls it from the shores. Broome. You are lucky fellows who can live in a dreamland of your own, instead of being buffeted about the world. W. Black.

3. Etym: [Cf. Buffer.]

Defn: To deaden the sound of (bells) by muffling the clapper.

t. [imp. & p. p. Buffeted; p. pr. & vb. n. Buffeting.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Buf"fet
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : 1. To exercise or play at boxing; to strike; to smite; to strive; to contend. If I might buffet for my love, or bound my horse for her favors, I could lay on like a butcher. Shak.

2. To make one's way by blows or struggling. Strove to buffet to land in vain. Tennyson.

Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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