Buffet definitions

bə-fā', bo͝o-
The definition of a buffet is a style of dining where prepared food is on display for you to take what you’d like.

An example of a buffet is a Chinese food restaurant with an all you can eat special.

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Buffet is defined as a hit with the hand.

An example of a buffet is a punch.

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To buffet is defined as to hit repeatedly.

An example of to buffet is an exchange of punches in a school fight.

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A buffet is a piece of furniture where you store dishes and serving plates.

An example of a buffet is the large cabinet in the dining room.

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A large sideboard with drawers and cupboards.
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A meal at which guests serve themselves from various dishes displayed on a table or sideboard.
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A counter or table from which meals or refreshments are served.
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A restaurant having such a counter.
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Informally served.

A buffet luncheon.

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A blow or cuff with or as if with the hand.
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To hit or beat, especially repeatedly.
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To strike against forcefully and especially repeatedly; batter.

Winds that buffeted the tent.

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To cause repeated difficulty or harm to (a person or group).

Was buffeted about from job to job by the vagaries of the economy.

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To force (one's way) with difficulty.
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To force one's way with difficulty.

A ship buffeting against the wind.

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A blow with the hand or fist.
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Any blow or shock.

The buffets of fate.

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To hit with the hand or fist; punch; slap.
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To beat back as by repeated blows.

The waves buffeted the boat.

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To struggle against.
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To struggle or force a way by struggling.
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A piece of furniture with drawers and cupboards for dishes, table linen, silver, etc.; sideboard.
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A meal at which guests serve themselves from a buffet or table.
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A counter or table where refreshments are served.
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A restaurant with such a counter or table.
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A counter or sideboard from which food and drinks are served or may be bought.
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Food laid out in this way, to which diners serve themselves.
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A small stool; a stool for a buffet or counter.
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A blow or cuff with or as if with the hand, or by any other solid object or the wind.
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To strike with a buffet; to cuff; to slap.
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(figuratively) To aggressively challenge, denounce, or criticise.
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To affect as with blows; to strike repeatedly; to strive with or contend against.

To buffet the billows.

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To deaden the sound of (bells) by muffling the clapper.
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Origin of buffet

Old French buffet, diminutive of buffe, cognate with Italian buffetto. See buffer, buffoon, and compare German puffen, to jostle, to hustle