HyperDic: buff

English > 8 senses of the word buff:
VERBcontactbuff, buffetstrike, beat repeatedly
contactbuff, burnish, furbishpolish and make shiny
NOUNperson buff, fan, devotee, loveran ardent follower and admirer
substancebuffa soft thick undyed leather from the skins of e.g. buffalo / buffalo or oxen
bodybuffbare skin
attributebuff, yellowish brown, raw sienna, caramel, caramel browna medium to dark tan color
artifactbuff, bufferan implement consisting of soft material mounted on a block
ADJECTIVEallbuffof the yellowish-beige color of buff leather
buff > pronunciation
Soundsbah'f
Rhymesaleph ... woodruff: 40 rhymes with ahf...
English > buff: 8 senses > adjective 1
MeaningOf the yellowish-beige color of buff leather.
BroaderchromaticBeing or having or characterized by hue
English > buff: 8 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningAn ardent follower and admirer.
Synonymsfan, devotee, lover
Member offollowing, followersA group of followers or enthusiasts
NarroweraerophileA lover of aviation / aviation
aficionadoA serious devotee of some particular music genre or musical performer
amoristOne dedicated to love / love and lovemaking especially one who writes about love
bacchant, bacchanalA drunken reveller
groupieAn enthusiastic young fan (especially a young woman who follows rock groups around)
metalheadA fan of heavy metal music
BroaderfollowerA person who accepts the leadership / leadership of another
Spanishaficionada, aficionado, amante, amiga, amigo, apasionada, apasionado, devota, devoto, entusiasta, fanática, fanático
Catalanafeccionada, afeccionat, amant, amic, amiga, apassionada, apassionat, devota, devot, entusiasta, fanàtica, fanàtic, fan
English > buff: 8 senses > noun 2, substance
MeaningA soft thick undyed leather from the skins of e.g. buffalo / buffalo or oxen.
BroaderleatherAn animal skin made smooth and flexible by removing the hair and then tanning
English > buff: 8 senses > noun 3, body
Meaningbare skin; naked.
Example"swimming in the buff"
Broaderskin, tegument, cutisA natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch
English > buff: 8 senses > noun 4, attribute
MeaningA medium to dark tan color.
Synonymsyellowish brown, raw sienna, caramel, caramel brown
Narrowersnuff-color, snuff-colourdark yellowish brown
Broaderbrown, brownnessAn orange of low brightness and saturation
English > buff: 8 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningAn implement consisting of soft material mounted on a block; used for polishing (as in manicuring).
Synonymbuffer
Broaderimplementinstrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end
Verbsbuffpolish and make shiny
English > buff: 8 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningstrike, beat repeatedly.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"The wind buffeted him"
Synonymbuffet
BroaderhitDeal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument
Spanishabofetear
English > buff: 8 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningpolish and make shiny.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelThey buff the glass tubes
Examples
  • "buff the wooden floors"
  • "buff my shoes"
Synonymsburnish, furbish
Broaderpolish, smooth, smoothen, shinemake (a surface) shine
Spanishabrillantar, bruñir, pulimentar, pulir
Catalanbrunyir, polir
Nounsbuff, bufferan implement consisting of soft material mounted on a block
buffera power tool used to buff surfaces

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