buffet, counter, sideboard(noun)
a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room; has shelves and drawers
a meal set out on a buffet at which guests help themselves
snack bar, snack counter, buffet(verb)
usually inexpensive bar
buffet, knock about, batter(verb)
strike against forcefully
"Winds buffeted the tent"
strike, beat repeatedly
"The wind buffeted him"
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
a counter for refreshments; a restaurant at a railroad station, or place of public gathering
a blow with the hand; a slap on the face; a cuff
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
a small stool; a stool for a buffet or counter
to strike with the hand or fist; to box; to beat; to cuff; to slap
to affect as with blows; to strike repeatedly; to strive with or contend against; as, to buffet the billows
to deaden the sound of (bells) by muffling the clapper
to exercise or play at boxing; to strike; to smite; to strive; to contend
to make one's way by blows or struggling
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
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. bufet—bufe, a blow, esp. on the cheek.]
buf′et, n. a kind of sideboard: a low stool: a refreshment-bar (in this sense often pronounced buf'ā). [Fr. buffet; origin unknown.]
The numerical value of buffet in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of buffet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It seems to me that people would be delighted that Republicans have a whole buffet.
It’s an unlimited buffet so babies self-regulate when they breastfeed. They’re not going to overfeed or underfeed but sometimes they want a snack.
It often ends up being actual campaign workers -- we did a buffet for the Hillary campaign, so it’s really a mix. You get a lot of people from out of town, people they ship in.
Mr. Proto never said that Warren Buffet has bought an island in Greece. He said there was interest in offering an island to Mr. Buffett, and if the media report the news in a different way, (it) is not our responsibility.
Still, states like New Hampshire and others tend to see a bump in hotel stays and other areas, according to industry estimates and accounts on the ground. I am sure this is typical of the primary season, but we did see a spike in business and it has stuck around for a little while after, Alexandra Horton, owner of Cafe La Reine in Manchester, New Hampshire, told FoxNews.com. I would say that overall the primary season is good for downtown Manchester and all of the local businesses to gain national exposure, Alexandra Horton said. Dan LaBerge, manager at Billy’s Sports Bar Grillin Manchester, told FoxNews.com they saw between a 5-10 percent increase in business, though businesses in downtown Manchester had a bigger boost. We get a lot of people from Washington D.C. here, it often ends up being actual campaign workers -- we did a buffet for the Hillary campaign, so it’s really a mix. You get a lot of people from out of town, people they ship in.
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- Anrichte, BuffetGerman
- rootsi laudEstonian
- noutopöytä, buffetti, tarjoilupöytä, seisovapöytä, noutopFinnish
- abacus, agitantibusLatin
- tiệc đứngVietnamese
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