Buffet



a blow, as with the hand or fist.
a violent shock or concussion.
to strike, as with the hand or fist.
to strike against or push repeatedly:
The wind buffeted the house.
to contend against; battle.
to struggle with blows of hand or fist.
to force one’s way by a fight, struggle, etc.
a sideboard or cabinet for holding china, table linen, etc.
a meal laid out on a table or sideboard so that guests may serve themselves.
a counter, bar, or the like, for lunch or refreshments.
a restaurant containing such a counter or bar.
consisting of food, refreshments, etc., laid out on tables or buffets from which guests or customers serve themselves:
a buffet supper; buffet service.
Contemporary Examples

Ruth Madoff’s Private World Lucinda Franks April 5, 2009
College Football Fattens Players Up and Then Abandons Them Evin Demirel October 3, 2014
Watch: How High Should Taxes Go? David Frum April 18, 2012
A Starry Night in Morocco David Kaufman November 28, 2009
What Does a Goatee Say About You? Bryan Curtis November 11, 2009

Historical Examples

The Shame of Motley Raphael Sabatini
In Convent Walls Emily Sarah Holt
Miss Civilization Richard Harding Davis
Sentimental Education, Volume II Gustave Flaubert
Zones of the Spirit August Strindberg

noun
(ˈbʊfeɪ). a counter where light refreshments are served
(ˈbʊfeɪ)

a meal at which guests help themselves from a number of dishes and often eat standing up
(as modifier): a buffet lunch

(ˈbʌfɪt; ˈbʊfeɪ). 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
(Scot & Northern English, dialect) (ˈbʌfɪ). a kind of low stool, pouffe, or hassock
verb -fets, -feting, -feted
(transitive) to knock against or about; batter: the wind buffeted the boat
(transitive) to hit, esp with the fist; cuff
to force (one’s way), as through a crowd
(intransitive) to struggle; battle
noun
a blow, esp with a fist or hand
aerodynamic excitation of an aircraft structure by separated flows
noun
Bernard (bɛrnar). 1928–99, French painter and engraver. His works are characterized by sombre tones and thin angular forms
v.
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