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"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
A blow is a sudden impact, as of a fist or a club; a stroke is a sweeping movement; as, the stroke of a sword, of an oar, of the arm in swimming. A shock is the sudden encounter with some heavy body; as, colliding railway-trains meet with a shock; the shock of battle. A slap is given with the open hand, a lash with a whip, thong, or the like; we speak also of the cut of a whip. A buffet or cuff is given only with the hand; a blow either with hand or weapon. A cuff is a somewhat sidelong blow, generally with the open hand; as, a cuff or box on the ear. A stripe is the effect or mark of a stroke. In the metaphorical sense, blow is used for sudden, stunning, staggering calamity or sorrow; stroke for sweeping disaster, and also for sweeping achievement and success. We say a stroke of paralysis, or a stroke of genius. We speak of the buffets of adverse fortune. Shock is used of that which is at once sudden, violent, and prostrating; we speak of a shock of electricity, the shock of an amputation, a shock of surprise. Compare BEAT.
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Translations for buffet
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- Anrichte, BuffetGerman
- rootsi laudEstonian
- noutopöytä, buffetti, tarjoilupöytä, seisovapöytä, noutopFinnish
- abacus, agitantibusLatin
- tiệc đứngVietnamese
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