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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 buff /ˈbʌf/
 淺黃色,淺黃色皮革,人的皮膚(vt.)擦亮,使柔軟(a.)淺黃色的

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Buff, a.
 1. Made of buff leather.
 2. Of the color of buff.
 Buff coat, a close, military outer garment, with short sleeves, and laced tightly over the chest, made of buffalo skin, or other thick and elastic material, worn by soldiers in the 17th century as a defensive covering.
 Buff jerkin, originally, a leather waistcoat; afterward, one of cloth of a buff color. [Obs.] --Nares.
 Buff stick Mech., a strip of wood covered with buff leather, used in polishing.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Buff n.
 1. A sort of leather, prepared from the skin of the buffalo, dressed with oil, like chamois; also, the skins of oxen, elks, and other animals, dressed in like manner. “A suit of buff.”
 2. The color of buff; a light yellow, shading toward pink, gray, or brown.
 A visage rough,
 Deformed, unfeatured, and a skin of buff.   --Dryden.
 3. A military coat, made of buff leather.
 4. Med. The grayish viscid substance constituting the buffy coat. See Buffy coat, under Buffy, a.
 5. Mech. A wheel covered with buff leather, and used in polishing cutlery, spoons, etc.
 6. The bare skin; as, to strip to the buff. [Colloq.]
    To be in buff is equivalent to being naked.   --Wright.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Buff, v. t. to polish with a soft cloth, especially one similar to a {buff5}. See Buff, n., 5.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Buff, v. t.  To strike. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Buff, n.  A buffet; a blow; -- obsolete except in the phrase “Blindman's buff.”  See blindman's buff.
 Nathless so sore a buff to him it lent
 That made him reel.   --Spenser.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Buff, a.  Firm; sturdy.
 And for the good old cause stood buff,
 'Gainst many a bitter kick and cuff.   --Hudibras.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 buff
      adj : of the color of buff leather
      n 1: an ardent follower and admirer [syn: fan, devotee, lover]
      2: a soft thick undyed leather from the skins of e.g. buffalo
         or oxen
      3: bare skin; "swimming in the buff"
      4: a medium to dark tan color [syn: yellowish brown, raw
         sienna, caramel, caramel brown]
      5: an implement consisting of soft material mounted on a block;
         used for polishing (as in manicuring) [syn: buffer]
      v 1: strike, beat repeatedly; "The wind buffeted him" [syn: buffet]
      2: polish and make shiny; "buff the wooden floors"; "buff my
         shoes" [syn: burnish, furbish, flush]