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buff 1

 (bŭf)
n.
1. A soft, thick, undyed leather made chiefly from the skins of buffalo, elk, or oxen.
2. A military uniform coat made of such leather.
3. A pale, light, or moderate yellowish pink to yellow, including moderate orange-yellow to light yellowish brown.
4. A piece of soft material, such as velvet or leather, often mounted on a block and used for polishing.
adj.
1. Made or formed of buff: a buff jacket.
2. Of the color buff.
3. buff·er, buff·est Slang Having good muscle tone; physically fit and trim: buff athletes lifting weights at the gym.
tr.v. buffed, buff·ing, buffs
1. To polish or shine with a piece of soft material.
2. To soften the surface of (leather) by raising a nap.
3. To make the color of buff.
Idiom:
in the buff
Naked.

[From obsolete buffle, buffalo, from French buffle, from Late Latin būfalus; see buffalo.]

buff 2

 (bŭf)
n. Informal
One who is enthusiastic and knowledgeable about a subject: a Civil War buff.

[From the buff-colored uniform worn by New York volunteer firemen in the 19th century, originally applied to an enthusiast of fires and firefighting.]

buff

(bʌf)
n
1. (Tanning)
a. a soft thick flexible undyed leather made chiefly from the skins of buffalo, oxen, and elk
b. (as modifier): a buff coat.
2. (Colours)
a. a dull yellow or yellowish-brown colour
b. (as adjective): buff paint.
3. (Mechanical Engineering)
a. a cloth or pad of material used for polishing an object
b. a flexible disc or wheel impregnated with a fine abrasive for polishing metals, etc, with a power tool
4. informal one's bare skin (esp in the phrase in the buff)
vb
5. (Mechanical Engineering) to clean or polish (a metal, floor, shoes, etc) with a buff
6. (Tanning) to remove the grain surface of (a leather)
adj
informal fit; attractive
[C16: from Old French buffle, from Old Italian bufalo, from Late Latin būfalus buffalo]

buff

(bʌf)
vb
(tr) to deaden the force of
n
archaic a blow or buffet (now only in the phrase blind man's buff)
[C15: back formation from buffet2]

buff

(bʌf)
n
informal an expert on or devotee of a given subject: a cheese buff.
[C20: originally US: an enthusiastic fire watcher, from the buff-coloured uniforms worn by volunteer firemen in New York City]

buff

(bʌf)
n.
1. a soft, thick, light yellow leather with a napped surface, orig. made from buffalo skin.
2. a brownish yellow color; tan.
3. a stick, block, or wheel covered with leather or other soft material, used for polishing.
4. a devotee or well-informed student of some activity or subject: Civil War buffs.
5. Informal. the bare skin: in the buff.
6. a short coat of buffalo or ox leather, worn esp. by English soldiers in the 16th and 17th centuries.
adj.
7. of the color buff.
8. made of buff leather.
9. Slang. physically attractive; muscular.
v.t.
10. to clean, polish, or shine with or as if with a buff.
11. to create a velvety surface on (leather), as by abrasion.
[1545–55; earlier buffe wild ox, back formation from buffle < Middle French < Late Latin būfalus; see buffalo; (definition 4) orig. an admirer of firefighters, allegedly after the buff uniforms once worn by New York City firefighters]
buff`a•bil′i•ty, n.

buff


Past participle: buffed
Gerund: buffing

Imperative
buff
buff
Present
I buff
you buff
he/she/it buffs
we buff
you buff
they buff
Preterite
I buffed
you buffed
he/she/it buffed
we buffed
you buffed
they buffed
Present Continuous
I am buffing
you are buffing
he/she/it is buffing
we are buffing
you are buffing
they are buffing
Present Perfect
I have buffed
you have buffed
he/she/it has buffed
we have buffed
you have buffed
they have buffed
Past Continuous
I was buffing
you were buffing
he/she/it was buffing
we were buffing
you were buffing
they were buffing
Past Perfect
I had buffed
you had buffed
he/she/it had buffed
we had buffed
you had buffed
they had buffed
Future
I will buff
you will buff
he/she/it will buff
we will buff
you will buff
they will buff
Future Perfect
I will have buffed
you will have buffed
he/she/it will have buffed
we will have buffed
you will have buffed
they will have buffed
Future Continuous
I will be buffing
you will be buffing
he/she/it will be buffing
we will be buffing
you will be buffing
they will be buffing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been buffing
you have been buffing
he/she/it has been buffing
we have been buffing
you have been buffing
they have been buffing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been buffing
you will have been buffing
he/she/it will have been buffing
we will have been buffing
you will have been buffing
they will have been buffing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been buffing
you had been buffing
he/she/it had been buffing
we had been buffing
you had been buffing
they had been buffing
Conditional
I would buff
you would buff
he/she/it would buff
we would buff
you would buff
they would buff
Past Conditional
I would have buffed
you would have buffed
he/she/it would have buffed
we would have buffed
you would have buffed
they would have buffed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.buff - an ardent follower and admirerbuff - an ardent follower and admirer  
followers, following - a group of followers or enthusiasts
aerophile - a lover of aviation
aficionado - a serious devotee of some particular music genre or musical performer
amorist - one dedicated to love and lovemaking especially one who writes about love
bacchanal, bacchant - a drunken reveller; a devotee of Bacchus
follower - a person who accepts the leadership of another
groupie - an enthusiastic young fan (especially a young woman who follows rock groups around)
metalhead - a fan of heavy metal music
2.buff - a soft thick undyed leather from the skins of e.g. buffalo or oxen
leather - an animal skin made smooth and flexible by removing the hair and then tanning
3.buff - bare skin; naked; "swimming in the buff"
cutis, skin, tegument - a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch; "your skin is the largest organ of your body"
4.buff - a medium to dark tan colorbuff - a medium to dark tan color    
brown, brownness - an orange of low brightness and saturation
snuff-color, snuff-colour - dark yellowish brown
5.buff - an implement consisting of soft material mounted on a block; used for polishing (as in manicuring)
implement - instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end
Verb1.buff - strike, beat repeatedly; "The wind buffeted him"
hit - deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face"
2.buff - polish and make shiny; "buff the wooden floors"; "buff my shoes"
polish, smooth, smoothen, shine - make (a surface) shine; "shine the silver, please"; "polish my shoes"
Adj.1.buff - of the yellowish-beige color of buff leather
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue

buff

1
adjective
1. fawn, cream, tan, beige, yellowish, ecru, straw-coloured, sand-coloured, yellowish-brown, biscuit-coloured, camel-coloured, oatmeal-coloured a buff envelope
verb
1. polish, clean, smooth, brush, shine, rub, wax, brighten, burnish He was already buffing the car's hubs.
in the buff naked, bare, nude, in the raw (informal), unclothed, in the altogether (informal), buck naked (slang), unclad, in your birthday suit (informal), scuddy (slang), without a stitch on (informal), with bare skin, in the bare scud (slang) My character had to appear in the buff for some scenes. see shades of brown, shades of yellow

buff

2
noun (Informal) expert, fan, addict, enthusiast, freak (informal), admirer, whizz (informal), devotee, connoisseur, boffin (Brit. informal), fiend (informal), grandmaster, hotshot (informal), aficionado, wonk (informal), maven (U.S.) fundi (S. African) She is a real film buff.

buff 1

verb
To give a gleaming luster to, usually through friction:

buff 2

noun
Informal. A person who is ardently devoted to a particular subject or activity:
Informal: fan, fiend.
Slang: freak, nut.
Translations
اصْفَر، بُرْتُقالي اللوْنلَوْنٌ أصْفَر بُرْتُقالي
žlutohnědá barvažlutohnědý
brungul
barnássárga színbivalybõr
dumbgulur, gulbrúnndumbgulur/gulbrúnn litur
tamsiai geltona spalvatamsiai geltonas
dzeltenbrūna krāsadzeltenbrūns
svetložltá farba
deve tüyüdeve tüyü rengisoluk sarı

buff

1 [bʌf]
A. ADJ [colour] → de color de ante
B. Npiel f de ante
in the buffen cueros
C. VT (also buff up) → lustrar, pulir

buff

2 [bʌf] Naficionado/a m/f, entusiasta mf
film buffcinéfilo/a m/f

buff

[ˈbʌf]
adj(couleur f) chamois m
a buff envelope → une enveloppe administrative
n (= enthusiast) → mordu(e) m/f
vt (= polish) [+ nails, shoes, metal] → polir

buff

1
n
(= leather)(kräftiges, weiches) Leder
in the buffnackt, im Adams-/Evaskostüm (hum)
(= polishing disc)Schwabbelscheibe f (spec), → Polierscheibe f; (= cylinder)Schwabbelwalze f (spec)
(= colour)Gelbbraun nt
adj
(colour) → gelbbraun
vt metalpolieren

buff

2
n (inf: = movie/theatre etc buff) → Fan m (inf)

buff

1 [bʌf]
1. adj (colour) → color paglierino inv or camoscio inv
2. vt (also buff up) → lucidare, lustrare

buff

2 [bʌf] n (fam) (enthusiast) → patito/a, appassionato/a

buff

(baf) noun
a dull yellow colour.
adjective
a buff envelope.
References in classic literature ?
He looked like an Italian, was dressed like an Englishman, and had the independent air of an American--a combination which caused sundry pairs of feminine eyes to look approvingly after him, and sundry dandies in black velvet suits, with rose-colored neckties, buff gloves, and orange flowers in their buttonholes, to shrug their shoulders, and then envy him his inches.
There was one passenger in the coach,--a small dark-haired person in a glossy buff calico dress.
Captain Wragge was waiting for her in the parlor -- respectable, in a frock-coat, a stiff summer cravat, and a high white hat; specklessly and cheerfully rural, in a buff waistcoat, gray trousers, and gaiters to match.
Rendered complete by drab pantaloons and a buff waistcoat, I thought Mr.
The boy, who knew him, fumbled in a letter case and produced a buff envelope.
When this shower of arrows was over, I fell a groaning with grief and pain; and then striving again to get loose, they discharged another volley larger than the first, and some of them attempted with spears to stick me in the sides; but by good luck I had on a buff jerkin, which they could not pierce.
Alas, like most things in this world which have nothing in their favor but appearances, the baldric was glittering with gold in the front, but was nothing but simple buff behind.
On the opposite side two cavaliers, one covered with a gilt cuirass, the other wearing simply a buff doublet, from which fell the sleeves of a vest of blue velvet, charged in front.
Often, the whole colony were playing at blindman's buff, magistrates and all, with their eyes bandaged, except a single scapegoat, whom the blinded sinners pursued by the tinkling of the bells at his garments.
Perhaps, too, some warlike captain, dressed in his buff coat, with a corselet beneath it, accompanied the governor and councillors.
David Faux for the West Indies, that the vacant shop in the marketplace at Grimworth was understood to have been let to the stranger with a sallow complexion and a buff cravat, whose first appearance had caused some excitement in the bar of the Woolpack, where he had called to wait for the coach.
It was a low house, with smooth grey thatch and buff walls, looking pleasant and mellow in the evening light.