Definitions of buffet

  1. strike against forcefully; " Winds buffeted the tent"
  2. strike, beat repeatedly; " The wind buffeted him"
  3. a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room; has shelves and drawers
  4. usually inexpensive bar
  5. a meal set out on a buffet at which guests help themselves
  6. 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.
  7. A blow with the hand; a slap on the face; a cuff.
  8. 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.
  9. A small stool; a stool for a buffet or counter.
  10. To strike with the hand or fist; to box; to beat; to cuff; to slap.
  11. To affect as with blows; to strike repeatedly; to strive with or contend against; as, to buffet the billows.
  12. To deaden the sound of ( bells) by muffling the clapper.
  13. To exercise or play at boxing; to strike; to smite; to strive; to contend.
  14. To make one's way by blows or struggling.
  15. A blow with the hand; any blow.
  16. To strike with the hand or fist; to box; to beat; to struggle against; as, to buffet the waves.
  17. To fight with blows; to force one's way; as, to buffet with wind and waves.
  18. A sideboard with shelves for the display of china or silverware; a counter for refreshments.
  19. A blow with the fist, a slap.
  20. To strike with the hand or fist: to contend against.
  21. A kind of sideboard.
  22. A blow with the fist.
  23. To contend.
  24. To strike with the fist; to illuse.
  25. To strike; beat; struggle against; contend.
  26. A sideboard.
  27. A public lunch room.
  28. A blow; cuff; assault.
  29. A sideboard; a place for refreshments.
  30. A blow with the hand or fist, particularly in the face; a slap.
  31. To strike with the hand or fist; to beat back; to contend against.
  32. To struggle, as with the arms in boxing. See Buff.
  33. A blow with the fist; a box; a slap.
  34. To strike with the fist or hand; to box or beat; to contend against.
  35. A cupboard or set of shelves for crockery; a sideboard.

Usage examples for buffet

  1. One of the long walls of this supper- room was occupied with an enormous buffet, loaded with the most select delicacies in colossal dishes of silver and porcelain, and beside which were large crystal bowls, filled with smoking punch or fragrant cardinal. – NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER by L. Muhlbach
  2. Eddie gulped suddenly and then shot a quick, hunted look toward the buffet door. – Her Weight in Gold by George Barr McCutcheon
  3. But reflecting that various currents of the tide would buffet and beset him, in addition to which he must run the gauntlet past the Dyak boats, he surrendered the suggestion without delay, and impatiently awaited the tide. – As It Was in the Beginning by Philip Verrill Mighels
  4. So, to be able at least to balance the plate on their laps, they sat crowded close up against one another on the stairs, where the company was fed from above downward each time fresh provisions were procured from the buffet and brought out into the hall. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  5. Everton Beacon certainly looked very old and dilapidated, and had stood the shock and buffet of some centuries. – Recollections of Old Liverpool by A Nonagenarian
  6. But the gale which now began to buffet the little schooner was of more than ordinary violence. – The Lifeboat by R.M. Ballantyne
  7. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air; but I buffet my body and bring it into subjection; lest that by any means, after having preached to others, I myself should be disapproved. – God's Plan with Men by T. T. (Thomas Theodore) Martin
  8. We would buffet our way out to the breaking zone. – Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer by W. C. Scully
  9. Now canst thou, Son, behold the transient farce Of goods that are committed unto Fortune, For which the human race each other buffet; For all the gold that is beneath the moon, Or ever has been, of these weary souls Could never make a single one repose. – Divine-Comedy-Longfellow-s-Translation-Complete by Dante Alighieri
  10. Under foot our moccasins moved and trampled among fallen hats and wigs, and sometimes we stumbled over an insensible form, victim of gun- stock or club or a buffet from some swinging fist. – Cardigan by Robert W. Chambers
  11. Through its unpatched roof one caught, at night, the peep of stars and its hulking sides leaned under the buffet of the winds which raced, screaming, around the shoulder of the mountain. – The Tempering by Charles Neville Buck
  12. As he sought to draw her toward him Bela, with her free hand, dealt him a stinging buffet on the ear. – The Huntress by Hulbert Footner
  13. Now, knight, said Accolon unto Arthur, keep thee well from me; but Arthur answered not again, and gave him such a buffet on the helm that it made him to stoop, nigh falling down to the earth. – Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume I (of II) King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table by Thomas Malory
  14. A light buffet supper or simply ice- cream and coffee may be served in the dining- room. – Entertaining Made Easy by Emily Rose Burt
  15. He got up and pulled the drawer of the buffet open. – The Chink in the Armour by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  16. Now we're good fellows one and all, And the buffet storms with talk. – Songs and Satires by Edgar Lee Masters
  17. Beneath the other mirror madame has placed her buffet, on which the boy who explores the dusty caves below places the cobwebbed bottles of red wine for the last cork pulling. – "And they thought we wouldn't fight" by Floyd Gibbons
  18. It was I who was to give the buffet, not thou! – Hereward, The Last of the English by Charles Kingsley
  19. The carved buffet was shattered. – The Lady of Fort St. John by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  20. John Buffet said grace in an emphatic manner, and this is repeated every time a fresh guest sits down while the meal is going on. – The Eventful History Of The Mutiny And Piratical Seizure Of H.M.S. Bounty: Its Cause And Consequences by Sir John Barrow