What does buffet mean?

Definitions for buffetˈbʌf ɪt

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. buffet, counter, sideboard(noun)

    a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room; has shelves and drawers

  2. buffet(noun)

    a meal set out on a buffet at which guests help themselves

  3. snack bar, snack counter, buffet(verb)

    usually inexpensive bar

  4. buffet, knock about, batter(verb)

    strike against forcefully

    "Winds buffeted the tent"

  5. buffet, buff(verb)

    strike, beat repeatedly

    "The wind buffeted him"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Buffet(noun)

    a cupboard or set of shelves, either movable or fixed at one side of a room, for the display of plate, china, etc., a sideboard

  2. Buffet(noun)

    a counter for refreshments; a restaurant at a railroad station, or place of public gathering

  3. Buffet(verb)

    a blow with the hand; a slap on the face; a cuff

  4. Buffet(verb)

    a blow from any source, or that which affects like a blow, as the violence of winds or waves; a stroke; an adverse action; an affliction; a trial; adversity

  5. Buffet(verb)

    a small stool; a stool for a buffet or counter

  6. Buffet(verb)

    to strike with the hand or fist; to box; to beat; to cuff; to slap

  7. Buffet(verb)

    to affect as with blows; to strike repeatedly; to strive with or contend against; as, to buffet the billows

  8. Buffet(verb)

    to deaden the sound of (bells) by muffling the clapper

  9. Buffet(verb)

    to exercise or play at boxing; to strike; to smite; to strive; to contend

  10. Buffet(verb)

    to make one's way by blows or struggling


  1. Buffet

    A buffet is a system of serving meals in which food is placed in a public area where the diners generally serve themselves. Buffets are offered at various places including hotels and many social events. Buffets usually have some hot dishes, so the term "cold buffet" has been developed. Hot or cold buffets usually involve plates, bowls, and cutlery. A "finger buffet" is an array of foods that are designed to be small and easily consumed by hand alone, such as cupcakes, slices of pizza, foods on cocktail sticks, etc.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Buffet

    buf′et, n. a blow with the fist, a slap.—v.t. to strike with the hand or fist: to contend against.—n. Buff′eting, a striking with the hand, boxing: contention. [O. Fr. bufetbufe, a blow, esp. on the cheek.]

  2. Buffet

    buf′et, n. a kind of sideboard: a low stool: a refreshment-bar (in this sense often pronounced buf'ā). [Fr. buffet; origin unknown.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of buffet in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of buffet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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