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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

buffbʌf(n.)

  1. a soft, thick, light yellow leather with a napped surface, orig. made from buffalo skin.

    Category: Clothing

  2. a brownish yellow color; tan.

  3. a stick, block, or wheel covered with leather or other soft material, used for polishing.

    Category: Metallurgy

  4. a devotee or well-informed student of some activity or subject:

    Civil War buffs.

  5. Informal. the bare skin:

    in the buff.

    Category: Informal

  6. a short coat of buffalo or ox leather, worn esp. by English soldiers in the 16th and 17th centuries.

    Category: Clothing

  7. (adj.)of the color buff.

  8. made of buff leather.

  9. Slang.physically attractive; muscular.

    Category: Status (usage)

  10. (v.t.)to clean, polish, or shine with or as if with a buff.

    Category: Metallurgy

  11. to create a velvety surface on (leather), as by abrasion.

    Category: Clothing

Origin of buff:

1545–55; earlier buffe wild ox, back formation from buffle < MF < LL būfalus; see buffalo ; (def. 4 ) orig. an admirer of firefighters, allegedly after the buff uniforms once worn by New York City firefighters

buff`a•bil′i•ty(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fan, buff, devotee, lover(noun)

    an ardent follower and admirer

  2. buff(noun)

    a soft thick undyed leather from the skins of e.g. buffalo or oxen

  3. buff(noun)

    bare skin; naked

    "swimming in the buff"

  4. yellowish brown, raw sienna, buff, caramel, caramel brown(noun)

    a medium to dark tan color

  5. buff, buffer(adj)

    an implement consisting of soft material mounted on a block; used for polishing (as in manicuring)

  6. buff(verb)

    of the yellowish-beige color of buff leather

  7. buffet, buff(verb)

    strike, beat repeatedly

    "The wind buffeted him"

  8. buff, burnish, furbish(verb)

    polish and make shiny

    "buff the wooden floors"; "buff my shoes"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. buff(noun)ˈʌf

    sb who loves an activity; = enthusiast

    a film/wine buff

Wiktionary

  1. buff(Noun)

    Undyed leather from the skin of buffalo or similar animals.

  2. buff(Noun)

    A tool, often one covered with buff leather, used for polishing.

  3. buff(Noun)

    A military coat made of buff leather.

  4. buff(Noun)

    A person who is very interested in a particular subject; an enthusiast.

    Heu2019s a history buff.

  5. buff(Noun)

    An effect that makes a gaming character stronger.

  6. buff(Noun)

    Compressive coupler force that occurs during a slack bunched condition.

  7. buff(Verb)

    To polish and make shiny.

  8. buff(Verb)

    To make a character stronger.

    The enchanter buffed the paladin to prepare him to fight the dragon.

  9. buff(Adjective)

    Of the color of buff leather, a brownish yellow.

  10. buff(Adjective)

    : Unusually muscular. (also buffed or buffed out)

    The bouncer was a big, buff dude with tattoos, a shaved head, and a serious scowl.

  11. buff(Adjective)

    attractive.

  12. Origin: From buffe, from buffle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Buff(noun)

    a sort of leather, prepared from the skin of the buffalo, dressed with oil, like chamois; also, the skins of oxen, elks, and other animals, dressed in like manner

  2. Buff(noun)

    the color of buff; a light yellow, shading toward pink, gray, or brown

  3. Buff(noun)

    a military coat, made of buff leather

  4. Buff(noun)

    the grayish viscid substance constituting the buffy coat. See Buffy coat, under Buffy, a

  5. Buff(adj)

    a wheel covered with buff leather, and used in polishing cutlery, spoons, etc

  6. Buff(adj)

    the bare skin; as, to strip to the buff

  7. Buff(adj)

    made of buff leather

  8. Buff(adj)

    of the color of buff

  9. Buff(verb)

    to polish with a buff. See Buff, n., 5

  10. Buff(verb)

    to strike

  11. Buff(noun)

    a buffet; a blow; -- obsolete except in the phrase "Blindman's buff."

  12. Buff(adj)

    firm; sturdy

Freebase

  1. Buff

    Buff is the pale yellow-brown colour of the un-dyed leather of several animals. As a quaternary colour, it is the darker colour produced by an equal mix of the tertiary colours citron and russet.


Translations for BUFF

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

buff(adjective)

a dull yellow colour.

a buff envelope.

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