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buf·fet 1

 (bə-fā′, bo͞o-)
n.
1. A large sideboard with drawers and cupboards.
2.
a. A counter or table from which meals or refreshments are served.
b. A restaurant having such a counter.
3. A meal at which guests serve themselves from various dishes displayed on a table or sideboard.
adj.
Informally served: a buffet luncheon.

[French.]

buf·fet 2

 (bŭf′ĭt)
n.
A blow or cuff with or as if with the hand.
v. buf·fet·ed, buf·fet·ing, buf·fets
v.tr.
1. To hit or beat, especially repeatedly.
2. To strike against forcefully and especially repeatedly; batter: winds that buffeted the tent. See Synonyms at beat.
3. To cause repeated difficulty or harm to (a person or group): was buffeted about from job to job by the vagaries of the economy.
4. To force (one's way) with difficulty.
v.intr.
To force one's way with difficulty: a ship buffeting against the wind.

[Middle English, from Old French, diminutive of buffe, blow.]

buf′fet·er n.

buffet

n
1. a counter where light refreshments are served
2.
a. a meal at which guests help themselves from a number of dishes and often eat standing up
b. (as modifier): a buffet lunch.
3. (Furniture) a piece of furniture used from medieval times to the 18th century for displaying plates, etc, and typically comprising one or more cupboards and some open shelves
4. dialect Scot and Northern English a kind of low stool, pouffe, or hassock
[C18: from French, of unknown origin]

buffet

(ˈbʌfɪt)
vb, -fets, -feting or -feted
1. (tr) to knock against or about; batter: the wind buffeted the boat.
2. (tr) to hit, esp with the fist; cuff
3. to force (one's way), as through a crowd
4. (intr) to struggle; battle
n
5. a blow, esp with a fist or hand
6. (Aeronautics) aerodynamic excitation of an aircraft structure by separated flows
[C13: from Old French buffeter, from buffet a light blow, from buffe, of imitative origin]
ˈbuffeter n

buf•fet1

(ˈbʌf ɪt)
n.
1. a blow, as with the hand or fist.
2. a violent shock or concussion.
v.t.
3. to strike, as with the hand or fist.
4. to strike against or push repeatedly: The wind buffeted the house.
5. to contend against; battle.
v.i.
6. to force one's way, esp. by a struggle.
[1175–1225; Middle English < Old French buffe a blow + -et -et]

buf•fet2

(bəˈfeɪ, bʊ-; adj. also ˈbu feɪ)

n.
1. a sideboard or cabinet for holding china, table linen, etc.
2. a meal laid out on a table or sideboard so that guests may serve themselves.
3. a counter or table for food or refreshments.
4. a restaurant with such a counter.
adj.
5. served from or as a buffet: a buffet supper.
[1710–20; < French, Old French]

buffet


Past participle: buffeted
Gerund: buffeting

Imperative
buffet
buffet
Present
I buffet
you buffet
he/she/it buffets
we buffet
you buffet
they buffet
Preterite
I buffeted
you buffeted
he/she/it buffeted
we buffeted
you buffeted
they buffeted
Present Continuous
I am buffeting
you are buffeting
he/she/it is buffeting
we are buffeting
you are buffeting
they are buffeting
Present Perfect
I have buffeted
you have buffeted
he/she/it has buffeted
we have buffeted
you have buffeted
they have buffeted
Past Continuous
I was buffeting
you were buffeting
he/she/it was buffeting
we were buffeting
you were buffeting
they were buffeting
Past Perfect
I had buffeted
you had buffeted
he/she/it had buffeted
we had buffeted
you had buffeted
they had buffeted
Future
I will buffet
you will buffet
he/she/it will buffet
we will buffet
you will buffet
they will buffet
Future Perfect
I will have buffeted
you will have buffeted
he/she/it will have buffeted
we will have buffeted
you will have buffeted
they will have buffeted
Future Continuous
I will be buffeting
you will be buffeting
he/she/it will be buffeting
we will be buffeting
you will be buffeting
they will be buffeting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been buffeting
you have been buffeting
he/she/it has been buffeting
we have been buffeting
you have been buffeting
they have been buffeting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been buffeting
you will have been buffeting
he/she/it will have been buffeting
we will have been buffeting
you will have been buffeting
they will have been buffeting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been buffeting
you had been buffeting
he/she/it had been buffeting
we had been buffeting
you had been buffeting
they had been buffeting
Conditional
I would buffet
you would buffet
he/she/it would buffet
we would buffet
you would buffet
they would buffet
Past Conditional
I would have buffeted
you would have buffeted
he/she/it would have buffeted
we would have buffeted
you would have buffeted
they would have buffeted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.buffet - a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining roombuffet - a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room; has shelves and drawers
credenza, credence - a kind of sideboard or buffet
dining room, dining-room - a room used for dining
drawer - a boxlike container in a piece of furniture; made so as to slide in and out
article of furniture, furniture, piece of furniture - furnishings that make a room or other area ready for occupancy; "they had too much furniture for the small apartment"; "there was only one piece of furniture in the room"
cellaret, minibar - sideboard with compartments for holding bottles
shelf - a support that consists of a horizontal surface for holding objects
2.buffet - a meal set out on a buffet at which guests help themselves
meal, repast - the food served and eaten at one time
smorgasbord - an assortment of foods starting with herring or smoked eel or salmon etc with bread and butter; then cheeses and eggs and pickled vegetables and aspics; finally hot foods; served as a buffet meal
3.buffet - usually inexpensive barbuffet - usually inexpensive bar    
bar - a counter where you can obtain food or drink; "he bought a hot dog and a coke at the bar"
commissary - a snack bar in a film studio
milk bar - snack bar that sells milk drinks and light refreshments (such as ice cream)
Verb1.buffet - strike against forcefullybuffet - strike against forcefully; "Winds buffeted the tent"
strike - deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon; "The teacher struck the child"; "the opponent refused to strike"; "The boxer struck the attacker dead"
2.buffet - 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"

buffet

1
noun
1. smorgasbord, counter, cold table A cold buffet had been laid out in the dining room.
2. snack bar, café, cafeteria, brasserie, salad bar, refreshment counter We sat in the station buffet sipping tea.

buffet

2
verb
1. knock, push, bang, rap, slap, bump, smack, shove, thump, cuff, jolt, wallop (informal), box Their plane had been severely buffeted by storms.
2. beset, trouble, plague, harass, badger, perplex, pester, entangle, bedevilbox buffeted by social and political upheavals

buffet

noun
A quick, sharp blow, especially with the hand:
Informal: clip, spat.
verb
1. To hit heavily and repeatedly with violent blows:
Informal: lambaste.
Slang: clobber.
Idiom: rain blows on.
2. To hit with a quick, sharp blow of the hand:
Informal: clip, spat.
Translations
بُوْفِيهسُفْرَةضَرْبَه، صَفْعَه، لَطْمَهمَقْصَف، مَطْعَمٌ في مَحَطَّةِ القِطاروَجْبَةُ المَقْصَف
bufetfackapříborníkránastudený
buffetbuffet-cafékaffebarkaste rundt
astiakaappiseisova pöytä
bifekredenac
högg, hnefahögg, löîrungurhrekjakalt borî, hlaîborîkalt borî, sjálfsafgreiîslalemja
ビュッフェ食器棚
뷔페찬장
bufetemētātpļaukasist / triektsitiens
bufetstudenýstudený pultz bufetu
bufféskänk
อาหารที่ลูกค้าบริการตัวเอง
büfeçarpmakdövmektokattokat/yumruk vurmak
tiệc tự chọntủ bếp

buffet

1 [ˈbʌfɪt]
A. N (= blow) → golpe m
B. VT (= hit) → abofetear; [sea, wind] → zarandear

buffet

2 [ˈbʊfeɪ]
A. N (for refreshments) → cantina f, cafetería f; (= meal) → buffet m (libre), comida f buffet
B. CPD buffet car N (Brit) (Rail) → coche-restaurante m
buffet lunch Nalmuerzo m buffet
buffet meal Nbuffet m (libre), comida f buffet
buffet supper Ncena f buffet

buffet

[ˈbʌfeɪ ˈbʌfi ˈbʊfeɪ ˈbʊfi]
n
(= meal) (British)buffet m
(= bar) → buffet m
[ˈbʌfɪt] vt
[wind, storm] → secouer
to be buffeted by waves → être ballotté(e) par les vagues
(= harass) [+ government, minister, economy] → secouer, ébranlerbuffet car [ˈbʊfeɪkɑːr] n (British)voiture-buffet f

buffet

1
n (= blow)Schlag m
vthin und her werfen; buffeted by the windvom Wind gerüttelt; buffeting windböiger Wind

buffet

2
nBüffet nt; (Brit Rail) → Speisewagen m; (= meal)Stehimbiss m; (= cold buffet)kaltes Büffet; buffet lunch/meal/supperStehimbiss m

buffet

1 [ˈbʊfeɪ] n (for refreshments) → buffet m inv, bar m inv; (meal) → buffet, rinfresco

buffet

2 [ˈbʌfɪt]
1. n (blow) → schiaffo
the buffets of fate (fig) → le avversità della sorte
2. vt (ship, car) → sballottare; (house) → sferzare (fig) (person) → travolgere

buffet1

(ˈbafit) noun
a blow with the hand or fist. a buffet on the side of the head.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈbuffeted
1. to strike with the fist.
2. to knock about. The boat was buffeted by the waves.

buffet2

(ˈbufei) , ((American) bəˈfei) noun
1. a refreshment bar, especially in a railway station or on a train etc. We'll get some coffee at the buffet.
2. a (usually cold) meal set out on tables from which people help themselves.
adjective
a buffet supper.

buffet

بُوْفِيه, سُفْرَة bufet, příborník buffet, skænk Anrichte, Büffet μπουφές, σκευοθήκη aparador, bufé astiakaappi, seisova pöytä buffet bife, kredenac buffet, credenza ビュッフェ, 食器棚 뷔페, 찬장 buffet, dressoir anretningsbord, buffet bufet, kredens aparador, bufê, buffet буфет, фуршет buffé, skänk ตู้เก็บเครื่องใช้หรือภาชนะที่ใช้ในการรับประทานอาหาร, อาหารที่ลูกค้าบริการตัวเอง açık büfe, büfe tiệc tự chọn, tủ bếp 碗柜, 自助餐
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He opened a bottle of wine, of which he kept a small and select supply in a buffet of his own.
For a while the enemy came thick and fast; but no matter, the head man of each procession always got a buffet that dislodged him as soon as he came in reach.
It was, he explained, the name given to a favourite buffet at the Hotel Aphrodite, which was served by twelve wonderful girls, not one under six feet in height, and all with the most glorious golden hair.
Truly, friend,'' said the Friar, clenching his huge fist, ``I will bestow a buffet on thee.
And the archers began to shoot; and he who shot not through the garland without disturbing its leaves and tendrils was fain to submit to a good sound buffet from Little John.
At the present moment Athanase, leaning pensively on his elbow at the breakfast table, was twirling his spoon in his empty cup and contemplating with a preoccupied eye the poor room with its red brick floor, its straw chairs, its painted wooden buffet, its pink and white curtains chequered like a backgammon board, which communicated with the kitchen through a glass door.
Jean, in front of the silver buffet of the city, which was guarded by four archers.
D'Artagnan gave him playful buffet on the shoulder, and as they had reached the station where they were to breakfast, the conversation ended there.
They flew forth like the blasts of some fierce wind that strike earth in the van of a thunderstorm--they buffet the salt sea into an uproar; many and mighty are the great waves that come crashing in one after the other upon the shore with their arching heads all crested with foam--even so did rank behind rank of Trojans arrayed in gleaming armour follow their leaders onward.
There was not a buffet dealt in France, of which your humble servant did not have the dealing; but soon France was not enough.
She comes up nobly, but the laterals buffet her left and right like the pinions of angry angels.
In my own Hills, on the edge of my own country, in the very place of my evil desire, comes the buffet - here