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Buff

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Noun

1. buff, devotee, fan, lover

an ardent follower and admirer

2. buff

a soft thick undyed leather from the skins of e.g. buffalo or oxen

3. buff

bare skin; naked

Example Sentences:
'swimming in the buff'

5. buff, buffer

an implement consisting of soft material mounted on a block; used for polishing (as in manicuring)

Verb

6. buff, buffet

strike, beat repeatedly

Example Sentences:
'The wind buffeted him'

7. buff, burnish, furbish

polish and make shiny

Example Sentences:
'buff the wooden floors'
'buff my shoes'

Adjective

8. buff

of the yellowish-beige color of buff leather

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Buff

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noun
1. 
a. 
a soft thick flexible undyed leather made chiefly from the skins of buffalo, oxen, and elk
b. 
(as modifier)
a buff coat
2. 
a. 
a dull yellow or yellowish-brown colour
b. 
(as adjective)
buff paint
3. Also called: buffer
a. 
a cloth or pad of material used for polishing an object
b. 
a flexible disc or wheel impregnated with a fine abrasive for polishing metals, etc, with a power tool
4. informal
one's bare skin (esp in the phrase in the buff)
verb
5. 
to clean or polish (a metal, floor, shoes, etc) with a buff
6. 
to remove the grain surface of (a leather)
adjective
7. informal
fit; attractive
verb
1. (transitive)
to deaden the force of
noun
2. archaic
a blow or buffet (now only in the phrase blind man's buff)
noun
informal
an expert on or devotee of a given subject
a cheese buff

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Buff

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noun
1. 
a heavy, soft, brownish-yellow leather made from the skin of the buffalo or from other animal hides
2. 
a military coat made of this leather
3. 
a. 
a stick or small block covered with leather or cloth, used for cleaning or shining
b. 
buffing wheel
4. 
a dull brownish yellow
5.  US, Informal
a devotee or enthusiast, as of a particular area of interest
a jazz buff
adjective
6. 
made of buff
7. 
of the color buff
8.  Slang
physically, often sexually attractive, as by being pleasingly fit and muscular or having a sexually desirable figure
also buffed
verb transitive
9. 
to clean or shine with a buff or treated cloth
10. 
to make smooth or soft like buff
noun
1. 
a blow
see also blindman's buff
verb transitive
2. 
to lessen the force of
verb intransitive
3. 
to be a buffer

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


Buff

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n.
1. A soft, thick, undyed leather made chiefly from the skins of buffalo, elk, or oxen.
2. A military uniform coat made of such leather.
3. A pale, light, or moderate yellowish pink to yellow, including moderate orange-yellow to light yellowish brown.
4. A piece of soft material, such as velvet or leather, often mounted on a block and used for polishing.
adj.
1. Made or formed of buff: a buff jacket.
2. Of the color buff.
3. buff·er, buff·est Slang Having good muscle tone; physically fit and trim: buff athletes lifting weights at the gym.
tr.v. buffed, buff·ing, buffs
1. To polish or shine with a piece of soft material.
2. To soften the surface of (leather) by raising a nap.
3. To make the color of buff.
n.
Informal
One who is enthusiastic and knowledgeable about a subject: a Civil War buff.

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