What does Buffalo mean?

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ˈbʌf əˌloʊBuf·fa·lo

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. American bison, American buffalo, buffalo, Bison bison(noun)

    large shaggy-haired brown bison of North American plains

  2. Buffalo(noun)

    a city on Lake Erie in western New York (near Niagara Falls)

  3. buffalo(noun)

    meat from an American bison

  4. Old World buffalo, buffalo(verb)

    any of several Old World animals resembling oxen including, e.g., water buffalo; Cape buffalo

  5. buffalo(verb)

    intimidate or overawe

Wiktionary

  1. buffalo(Noun)

    Any of the Old World mammals of the family Bovidae, such as the Cape Buffalo, Syncerus caffer, or the water buffalo Buabalus bubalis.

    Etymology: búfalo.

  2. buffalo(Noun)

    A related North American animal, the American bison, Bison bison.

    Etymology: búfalo.

  3. buffalo(Noun)

    A buffalo robe.

    Etymology: búfalo.

  4. buffalo(Noun)

    The buffalo fish.

    Etymology: búfalo.

  5. buffalo(Verb)

    To hunt buffalo.

    Etymology: búfalo.

  6. buffalo(Verb)

    To outwit, confuse, deceive, or intimidate.

    Etymology: búfalo.

  7. buffalo(Verb)

    To pistol-whip.

    Etymology: búfalo.

  8. Buffalo(ProperNoun)

    A city in New York State, very near Niagara Falls.

    Etymology: búfalo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Buffalo(noun)

    a species of the genus Bos or Bubalus (B. bubalus), originally from India, but now found in most of the warmer countries of the eastern continent. It is larger and less docile than the common ox, and is fond of marshy places and rivers

  2. Buffalo(noun)

    a very large and savage species of the same genus (B. Caffer) found in South Africa; -- called also Cape buffalo

  3. Buffalo(noun)

    any species of wild ox

  4. Buffalo(noun)

    the bison of North America

  5. Buffalo(noun)

    a buffalo robe. See Buffalo robe, below

  6. Buffalo(noun)

    the buffalo fish. See Buffalo fish, below

Freebase

  1. Buffalo

    Buffalo is the second most populous city in the state of New York, after New York City. Located in Western New York on the eastern shores of Lake Erie and at the head of the Niagara River across from Fort Erie, Ontario, Buffalo is the seat of Erie County and the principal city of the Buffalo-Niagara Falls metropolitan area, the largest in Upstate New York. Buffalo itself has a population of 261,310 and the Buffalo–Niagara–Cattaraugus Combined Statistical Area is home to 1,215,826 residents. Originating around 1789 as a small trading community near the eponymous Buffalo Creek, Buffalo grew quickly after the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825, with the city as its western terminus. By 1900, Buffalo was the 8th largest city in the United States, and went on to become a major railroad hub, and the largest grain-milling center in the country. The latter part of the 20th century saw a reversal of fortunes: Great Lakes shipping was rerouted by the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway, and steel mills and other heavy industry relocated to places such as China. With the start of Amtrak in the 1970s, Buffalo Central Terminal was also abandoned, and trains were rerouted to nearby Depew, New York and Exchange Street Station. By 1990 the city had fallen back below its 1900 population levels.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Buffalo

    buf′a-lō, n. a genus of the ox kind, the tame, often domesticated Asiatic buffalo, and the entirely wild and fierce Cape buffalo. The so-called American buffalo is really a 'bison.' [It. buffalo, through L. from Gr. boubalos.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Buffalo

    a city of New York State, at the E. end of Lake Erie, 300 m. due NW. of New York; is a well-built, handsome, and healthy city; the railways and the Erie Canal are channels of extensive commerce in grain, cattle, and coal; while immense iron-works, tanneries, breweries, and flour-mills represent the industries; electric power for lighting, traction, &c., is supplied from Niagara.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. buffalo

    See Pack and Draught Animals.

Editors Contribution

  1. buffalo

    A type of animal.

    Buffalo are found in various countries around the world.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 13, 2016  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Buffalo in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Buffalo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Buffalo in a Sentence

  1. Blue Jays President Mark Shapiro:

    The Blue Jays open the season on the road at Tampa Bay. Their first scheduled home series, against the Washington Nationals on July 29 and 30, will now also be on the road to accommodate infrastructure modifications at Sahlen Field to help it meet Major League Baseball standards and COVID-19 safety requirements. The Blue Jays first game in Buffalo will be either on July 31 against the Philadelphia Phillies or on Aug. 11 against the Miami Marlins. The team had also considered playing home games at its training facility in Dunedin, Florida, but that is among the states that are virus hot spots. Health officials in Canada and Pennsylvania were worried about the frequent travel by players throughout the U.S., one of the countries hit hardest by the pandemic. General manager Ross Atkins had said his team had more than five contingency plans for a home stadium. Im excited we finally have to a place to play. Were done with that, Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said. Slugger Vladimir Guerrero Jr. expects the Buffalo park to favor pitchers because it is a larger field than the Rogers Centre in Toronto. Its going to be different because of the way it is in Toronto compared to Buffalo, Guerrero said through an interpreter. There are no fans anyway. Were just going to go play baseball. Blue Jays players had made it clear to the front office they wanted to play in a major league park. Outfielder Randal Grichuk had described Buffalo as a worst case. This process has no doubt tested our teams resilience, but our players and staff refuse to make excuses.

  2. Niraj Gautam:

    Any part of the body can be cut, last time round we saw buffalo walking with their head hanging.

  3. Raymond Reinke:

    I'm sorry to the buffalo, he didn't deserve what I did to him. I'm sorry, I really didn't mean to hurt that buffalo.

  4. John Leddy:

    I have noticed that more in the last couple of years, maybe the last two to three years, maybe it took a little bit of time to make its way to Buffalo.

  5. Patrick Kaler:

    Buffalo wings come in many flavors and tastes; you’re not going to get the same flavor of wings at all of these stops, you won’t get tired of eating wings at all of these tops.

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