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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bluffblʌf(adj.; n.)-er, -est

  1. (adj.)good-naturedly direct, blunt, or frank; heartily outspoken.

  2. presenting a bold and nearly perpendicular front:

    a bluff, precipitous headland.

    Category: Geology

  3. (n.)a cliff, headland, or hill with a broad, steep face.

    Category: Geology, Geography (terms)

  4. Upper Midwest and Canada.a clump or grove of trees in a generally treeless area.

    Category: Dialect, Canada/Canadian, British

Origin of bluff:

1620–30

bluff′ness(n.)

bluffblʌf(v.t.)

  1. to mislead or intimidate by a display of strength, self-confidence, or the like.

  2. to achieve by bluffing:

    to bluff one's way into a job.

  3. to deceive (an opponent in poker) by betting heavily on a weak hand.

    Category: Games

  4. (v.i.)to put on a bold or self-confident front in order to mislead.

  5. (n.)an act or instance of bluffing.

  6. a person who bluffs; bluffer.

Idioms for bluff:

  1. call someone's bluff, to challenge someone to carry out a threat.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of bluff:

1665–75

bluff′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bluff(noun)

    a high steep bank (usually formed by river erosion)

  2. bluff(noun)

    pretense that your position is stronger than it really is

    "his bluff succeeded in getting him accepted"

  3. bluff, four flush(adj)

    the act of bluffing in poker; deception by a false show of confidence in the strength of your cards

  4. bluff, bold, sheer(adj)

    very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front

    "a bluff headland"; "where the bold chalk cliffs of England rise"; "a sheer descent of rock"

  5. bluff(verb)

    bluntly direct and outspoken but good-natured

    "a bluff but pleasant manner"; "a bluff and rugged natural leader"

  6. bluff, bluff out(verb)

    deceive an opponent by a bold bet on an inferior hand with the result that the opponent withdraws a winning hand

  7. bluff(verb)

    frighten someone by pretending to be stronger than one really is

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. bluff(verb)ʌf

    to try to deceive

    She'd been bluffing throughout the game.

  2. bluff(noun)ʌf

    an attempt to deceive

    I could tell it was a bluff.

  3. bluffʌf

    to challenge sb when you do not believe what they say

    I called his bluff and asked him to show me the money.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bluff(adj)

    having a broad, flattened front; as, the bluff bows of a ship

  2. Bluff(adj)

    rising steeply with a flat or rounded front

  3. Bluff(adj)

    surly; churlish; gruff; rough

  4. Bluff(adj)

    abrupt; roughly frank; unceremonious; blunt; brusque; as, a bluff answer; a bluff manner of talking; a bluff sea captain

  5. Bluff(noun)

    a high, steep bank, as by a river or the sea, or beside a ravine or plain; a cliff with a broad face

  6. Bluff(noun)

    an act of bluffing; an expression of self-confidence for the purpose of intimidation; braggadocio; as, that is only bluff, or a bluff

  7. Bluff(noun)

    a game at cards; poker

  8. Bluff(verb)

    to deter (an opponent) from taking the risk of betting on his hand of cards, as the bluffer does by betting heavily on his own hand although it may be of less value

  9. Bluff(verb)

    to frighten or deter from accomplishing a purpose by making a show of confidence in one's strength or resources; as, he bluffed me off

  10. Bluff(verb)

    to act as in the game of bluff

Freebase

  1. Bluff

    Bluff is a town and seaport in the Southland region, on the southern coast of the South Island of New Zealand. It is the southern-most town in New Zealand and, despite Slope Point being further to the south, is colloquially used to refer to the southern extremity of the country. According to the 2006 census, the usually resident population was 1,850, a decrease of 85 since 2001. The Bluff area, while itself not settled by Māori, was one of the earliest areas of New Zealand where a European presence became established. The first ship known to have entered the harbour was the Perseverance in 1813, in search of flax trading possibilities, with the first European settlers arriving in 1823/1824. This is the foundation for the claim that this makes Bluff the oldest permanent European settlement in the country. However the missionary settlement at Kerikeri was both earlier and larger and the town is now larger than that of Bluff. The town was officially called Campbelltown in 1856, became a borough in 1878, and was renamed Bluff in 1917.


Translations for Bluff

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

bluff(adjective)

rough, hearty and frank

a bluff and friendly manner.

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