To exercise or play at boxing to hit to smite to attempt to contend
- To strike with the hand or fist to field to beat to cuff to slap
- A blow with all the hand a slap regarding the face a cuff
- a cabinet or set of racks either movable or fixed at one part of a room for the display of plate china an such like a sideboard
- hit against forcefully
- strike, overcome over repeatedly
- meals set out on a buffet of which visitors assist themselves
- generally inexpensive bar
- a bit of furniture that really stands at the side of a dining room; features shelves and drawers
- A cupboard or group of racks, either movable or fixed at one part of a room, for screen of plate, china, etc., a sideboard.
- A counter for refreshments; a restaurant at a railroad place, or place of general public gathering.
- A blow using the hand; a slap in the face; a cuff.
- A blow from any origin, or what impacts like a blow, because the physical violence of winds or waves; a stroke; a bad action; a condition; an endeavor; adversity.
- a tiny feces; excrement for a buffet or countertop.
- To hit aided by the hand or fist; to package; to conquer; to cuff; to slap.
- To affect as with hits; to hit repeatedly; to aim with or contend against; since, to buffet the billows.
- To deaden the sound of (bells) by muffling the clapper.
- to work out or play at boxing; to hit; to smite; to strive; to contend.
- In order to make a person's way by blows or struggling.
dinner comprising several dishes from which guests provide on their own or a space or counter in a station, resort, or other public building offering light meals or treats.
c.1200, "to strike because of the fist or hand; cuff, box, punch; from Old French bufeter "to strike, slap, punch," from bufet (see buffet (n.2)). Related: Buffeted; buffeting.
- "table," 1718, from French bufet "bench, stool, sideboard," 12c., that is of unsure beginning. Sense in English offered 1888 to "meal offered from a buffet."
- c.1200, "blow hit with a fist or weapon," from Old French bufet "slap, punch," diminutive of bufe "a blow, slap, punch; puff of wind," figuratively "cunning technique," probably echoic associated with the sound of something soft being hit.
dinner where a large assortment of hot and cool foods tend to be lay out on a table and visitors offer on their own.
- an enormous selection of hot and cold foods, often elaborately garnished.
Per-head listed self service meal featuring a fixed number of hot and cool dishes (supplying several choices in each course) set on a table. French for, sideboard for keeping china or crockery.
- morning meal buffet
- hot and cool buffet
- concession stand [in a theatre, cinema, section etc.]
kitchen area pantry
- morning meal buffet
(n.) A cupboard or group of shelves, either movable or fixed at one part of a room, when it comes to display of dish, china, etc., a sideboard.
- (n.) A counter for refreshments; a restaurant at a railroad station, or place of public gathering.
- (v. i.) A blow with the hand; a slap in the face; a cuff.
- (v. i.) A blow from any source, or what affects like a blow, as the assault of winds or waves; a stroke; a detrimental action; an affliction; an effort; adversity.
- (v. i.) A tiny stool; excrement for a buffet or counter.
- (v. t.) To hit because of the hand or fist; to package; to beat; to cuff; to slap.
- (v. t.) To impact just like blows; to strike over repeatedly; to strive with or contend against; as, to buffet the billows.
- (v. t.) To deaden the noise of (bells) by muffling the clapper.
- (v. i.) To exercise or play at boxing; to hit; to smite; to aim; to contend.
- (v. i.) to create a person's means by hits or struggling.
Rather than go to the buffet herself, the servant joined several others selecting morsels and food for her to try.