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buf•fet



Pronunciation: (buf'it), [key]
n., v., -fet•ed, -fet•ing.


n.
1. a blow, as with the hand or fist.
2. a violent shock or concussion.

v.t.
1. to strike, as with the hand or fist.
2. to strike against or push repeatedly: The wind buffeted the house.
3. to contend against; battle.

v.i.
1. to struggle with blows of hand or fist.
2. to force one's way by a fight, struggle, etc.

buf•fet



Pronunciation: (bu-fā', boo- or, esp. for adj., bOO'fā; Brit.buf'it), [key]
n.
1. a sideboard or cabinet for holding china, table linen, etc.
2. a meal laid out on a table or sideboard so that guests may serve themselves.
3. a counter, bar, or the like, for lunch or refreshments.
4. a restaurant containing such a counter or bar.

adj.
consisting of food, refreshments, etc., laid out on tables or buffets from which guests or customers serve themselves: a buffet supper; buffet service.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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