What does Buffer mean?

Definitions for Bufferˈbʌf ər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Buffer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. buffer(noun)

    (chemistry) an ionic compound that resists changes in its pH

  2. buffer zone, buffer(noun)

    a neutral zone between two rival powers that is created in order to diminish the danger of conflict

  3. fender, buffer, cowcatcher, pilot(noun)

    an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track

  4. buffer, buffer storage, buffer store(noun)

    (computer science) a part of RAM used for temporary storage of data that is waiting to be sent to a device; used to compensate for differences in the rate of flow of data between components of a computer system

  5. buffer, polisher(noun)

    a power tool used to buff surfaces

  6. buffer, fender(noun)

    a cushion-like device that reduces shock due to an impact

  7. buff, buffer(verb)

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

  8. buffer(verb)

    add a buffer (a solution)

    "buffered saline solution for the eyes"

  9. cushion, buffer, soften(verb)

    protect from impact

    "cushion the blow"


  1. buffer(Noun)

    Someone or something that buffs.

  2. buffer(Noun)

    A solution used to stabilize the pH (acidity) of a liquid.

  3. buffer(Noun)

    A portion of memory set aside to store data, often before it is sent to an external device or as it is received from an external device.

  4. buffer(Noun)

    (mechanical) Anything used to maintain slack or isolate different objects.

  5. buffer(Noun)

    A routine or storage medium used to compensate for a difference in rate of flow of data, or time of occurrence of events, when transferring data from one device to another.

  6. buffer(Noun)

    A device on trains and carriages designed to cushion the impact between them.

  7. buffer(Noun)

    The metal barrier to help prevent trains from running off the end of the track.

  8. buffer(Noun)

    An isolating circuit, often an amplifier, used to minimize the influence of a driven circuit on the driving circuit.

  9. buffer(Noun)

    In international relations, a buffer zone (such as a demilitarized zone) or a buffer state.

  10. buffer(Verb)

    To use a buffer or buffers; to isolate or minimize the effects of one thing on another.

  11. buffer(Verb)

    To store data in memory temporarily.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Buffer(noun)

    an elastic apparatus or fender, for deadening the jar caused by the collision of bodies; as, a buffer at the end of a railroad car

  2. Buffer(noun)

    a pad or cushion forming the end of a fender, which receives the blow; -- sometimes called buffing apparatus

  3. Buffer(noun)

    one who polishes with a buff

  4. Buffer(noun)

    a wheel for buffing; a buff

  5. Buffer(noun)

    a good-humored, slow-witted fellow; -- usually said of an elderly man

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Buffer

    buf′ėr, n. a mechanical apparatus for deadening the force of a concussion, as in railway carriages: a fellow, as in 'old buffer.'—n. Buff′er-state, a neutral country lying between two others, whose relations are or may become strained.


  1. Buffer

    Buffer is a smarter way to share pictures, links or videos on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.Just drop everything worth sharing in your Buffer and it will be posted for you well spaced out over the day, at a better time. It works from anywhere, with lots of app integrations, browser extensions and shortcuts!


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Buffer in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Buffer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Euben Paracuelles:

    This offers a buffer and flexibility for the non-essentials in terms of operating expenditure. It's still possible for them to get 3 percent.

  2. Erna Solberg:

    A lower exchange rate stimulates our other export industries, as long as there is demand for the goods they sell, this is a positive, a good boost and a buffer.

  3. Catherine Carey:

    The hypothesis is that the more stimulating your environment is ... the more you're increasing the complexity of the brain, the more you can afford to lose, you're building a buffer.

  4. The Arx Pax patent:

    In an earthquake, a construction platform floating on a buffer medium may experience greatly reduced shear forces, in a flood, a construction platform floating on a buffer medium can be configured to rise as water levels rise to limit flood damage.

  5. Andrey Dashin:

    Unfortunately, it now transpires that I should have filed for winding up earlier, probably in that case that process would have been completed before the 'Black Thursday' of 15 January 2015, when the unpreparedness of Alpari UK and its lack of any financial buffer caused its collapse and insolvency.

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