What does buffet mean?

buffet meaning in General Dictionary

To exercise or play at boxing to hit to smite to attempt to contend

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  • 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.

buffet meaning in Law Dictionary

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.


buffet meaning in Etymology Dictionary

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.

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  • "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.

buffet meaning in Cooking Dictionary

dinner where a large assortment of hot and cool foods tend to be lay out on a table and visitors offer on their own.

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  • an enormous selection of hot and cold foods, often elaborately garnished.

buffet meaning in Business Dictionary

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.


buffet - Spanish to English

buffet

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  • morning meal buffet

buffet - German to English

finger buffet

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  • hot and cool buffet
  • sideboard
  • buffet
  • credenza
  • sideboy
  • concession stand [in a theatre, cinema, section etc.]

buffet - French to English

kitchen area pantry

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  • morning meal buffet
  • buffet

buffet meaning in General Dictionary

(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.

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  • (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.

Sentence Examples with the word buffet

Rather than go to the buffet herself, the servant joined several others selecting morsels and food for her to try.

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