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

 buf·fet /ˈbʌfət/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Buf·fet n.
 1. A cupboard or set of shelves, either movable or fixed at one side of a room, for the display of plate, china, etc., a sideboard.
 Not when a gilt buffet's reflected pride
 Turns you from sound philosophy aside.   --Pope.
 2. A counter for food or refreshments.
 3. Hence: A restaurant containing such a counter, as at a railroad station, or place of public gathering.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Buf·fet n.
 1. A blow with the hand; a slap on the face; a cuff.
    When on his cheek a buffet fell.   --Sir W. Scott.
 2. A blow from any source, or that which affects like a blow, as the violence of winds or waves; a stroke; an adverse action; an affliction; a trial; adversity.
    Those planks of tough and hardy oak that used for yeas to brave the buffets of the Bay of Biscay.   --Burke.
    Fortune's buffets and rewards.   --Shak.
 3. A small stool; a stool for a buffet or counter.
    Go fetch us a light buffet.   --Townely Myst.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Buf·fet, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Buffeted; p. pr. & vb. n. Buffeting.]
 1. To strike with the hand or fist; to box; to beat; to cuff; to slap.
    They spit in his face and buffeted him.   --Matt. xxvi. 67.
 2. To affect as with blows; to strike repeatedly; to strive with or contend against; as, to buffet the billows.
 The sudden hurricane in thunder roars,
 Buffets the bark, and whirls it from the shores.   --Broome.
    You are lucky fellows who can live in a dreamland of your own, instead of being buffeted about the world.   --W. Black.
 3.  To deaden the sound of (bells) by muffling the clapper.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Buf·fet, v. i.
 1. To exercise or play at boxing; to strike; to smite; to strive; to contend.
    If I might buffet for my love, or bound my horse for her favors, I could lay on like a butcher.   --Shak.
 2. To make one's way by blows or struggling.
    Strove to buffet to land in vain.   --Tennyson.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining
           room; has shelves and drawers [syn: counter, sideboard]
      2: a meal set out on a buffet at which guests help themselves
      3: usually inexpensive bar [syn: snack bar, snack counter]
      v 1: strike against forcefully; "Winds buffeted the tent" [syn: knock
           about, batter]
      2: strike, beat repeatedly; "The wind buffeted him" [syn: buff]