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buffet

noun

1 buffet

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

synonyms: counter, sideboard.

Roget 972: punishment, punition; chastisement, chastening; correction, castigation.    discipline, infliction, trial; judgment; penalty etc. 974; retribution; ... show more

Roget 900: resentment, displeasure, animosity, anger, wrath, indignation; exasperation, bitter resentment, wrathful indignation.    pique, umbrage, huff, miff, ... show more

Roget 619: evil, ill, harm, hurt.   , mischief, nuisance; machinations of the devil, Pandora's box, ills that flesh is heir to.    blow, buffet, stroke, scratch, bruise, ... show more

Roget 273: ship, vessel, sail; craft, bottom.    navy, marine, fleet, flotilla; shipping.    man of war etc. (combatant) 726; ... show more

Roget 191: receptacle; inclosure etc. 232; recipient, receiver, reservatory.    compartment; cell, cellule; follicle; hole, corner, niche, ... show more

Roget 189: abode, dwelling, lodging, domicile, residence, apartment, place, digs, pad, address, habitation, where one's lot is cast, local habitation, berth, ... show more

Dutch: buffet, dressoir
Polish: kredens



2 buffet

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

Polish: bufet

3 buffet

Usually inexpensive bar.

synonyms: snack bar, snack counter.

Dutch: buffet, frietkot, snackbar, stationsrestauratie
Polish: snack-bar

verb

1 buffet

Strike against forcefully:
— Winds buffeted the tent.

synonyms: batter, knock about.

Roget 315: be agitated &c.; shake; tremble, tremble like an aspen leaf; quiver, quaver, quake, shiver, twitter, twire, writhe, toss, shuffle, ... show more

Roget 972: punish; chastise, chasten; castigate, correct, inflict punishment, administer correction, deal retributive justice; cowhide, lambaste [Slang].    visit upon, pay; pay out, serve out; ... show more

Roget 276: give an impetus etc. n.; impel, push; start, give a start to, set going; drive, urge, boom; thrust, prod, ... show more

Roget 649: be hurtful etc. adj.; cause evil, produce evil, inflict evil, work evil, do evil etc. 619; damnify, endamage, hurt, ... show more

2 buffet

Strike, beat repeatedly:
— The wind buffeted him.

synonym: buff.


Moby thesaurus: abuse, agonize, ambo, antagonize, automat, bafflement, balk, bang, bar, bash, baste, bastinado, batter, battle, beanery, beat, beat against, beat up against, belabor, belt ... show more.

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