buff

8 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Buff \Buff\, verb (used with an object) [OF. bufer to cuff, buffet. See {Buffet} a blow.] To strike. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Buff \Buff\, noun [See {Buffet}.] 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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Buff \Buff\, adjective [Of uncertain etymol.] Firm; sturdy.

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

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Buff \Buff\, adjective

1. Made of buff leather. --Goldsmith.

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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Buff \Buff\, verb (used with an object) to polish with a soft cloth, especially one similar to a {buff[5]}. See {Buff}, noun, 5. [1913 Webster +PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Buff \Buff\ (b[u^]f), noun [OE. buff, buffe, buff, buffalo, F. buffle buffalo. See {Buffalo}.]

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." --Shak.

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. --Shak.

4. (Med.) The grayish viscid substance constituting the buffy coat. See {Buffy coat}, under {Buffy}, adjective

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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

colorful \colorful\ adjective

1. having striking color. Opposite of {colorless}.

Note: [Narrower terms: {changeable, chatoyant, iridescent, shot}; {deep, rich}; {flaming}; {fluorescent, glowing}; {prismatic}; {psychedelic}; {red, ruddy, flushed, empurpled}]

Syn: colourful. [WordNet 1.5]

2. striking in variety and interest. Opposite of {colorless} or {dull}. [Narrower terms: {brave, fine, gay, glorious}; {flamboyant, resplendent, unrestrained}; {flashy, gaudy, jazzy, showy, snazzy, sporty}; {picturesque}] [WordNet 1.5]

3. having color or a certain color; not black, white or grey; as, colored crepe paper. Opposite of {colorless} and {monochrome}.

Note: [Narrower terms: {tinted}; {touched, tinged}; {amber, brownish-yellow, yellow-brown}; {amethyst}; {auburn, reddish-brown}; {aureate, gilded, gilt, gold, golden}; {azure, cerulean, sky-blue, bright blue}; {bicolor, bicolour, bicolored, bicoloured, bichrome}; {blue, bluish, light-blue, dark-blue}; {blushful, blush-colored, rosy}; {bottle-green}; {bronze, bronzy}; {brown, brownish, dark-brown}; {buff}; {canary, canary-yellow}; {caramel, caramel brown}; {carnation}; {chartreuse}; {chestnut}; {dun}; {earth-colored, earthlike}; {fuscous}; {green, greenish, light-green, dark-green}; {jade, jade-green}; {khaki}; {lavender, lilac}; {mauve}; {moss green, mosstone}; {motley, multicolor, culticolour, multicolored, multicoloured, painted, particolored, particoloured, piebald, pied, varicolored, varicoloured}; {mousy, mouse-colored}; {ocher, ochre}; {olive-brown}; {olive-drab}; {olive}; {orange, orangish}; {peacock-blue}; {pink, pinkish}; {purple, violet, purplish}; {red, blood-red, carmine, cerise, cherry, cherry-red, crimson, ruby, ruby-red, scarlet}; {red, reddish}; {rose, roseate}; {rose-red}; {rust, rusty, rust-colored}; {snuff, snuff-brown, snuff-color, snuff-colour, snuff-colored, snuff-coloured, mummy-brown, chukker-brown}; {sorrel, brownish-orange}; {stone, stone-gray}; {straw-color, straw-colored, straw-coloured}; {tan}; {tangerine}; {tawny}; {ultramarine}; {umber}; {vermilion, vermillion, cinibar, Chinese-red}; {yellow, yellowish}; {yellow-green}; {avocado}; {bay}; {beige}; {blae bluish-black or gray-blue)}; {coral}; {creamy}; {cress green, cresson, watercress}; {hazel}; {honey, honey-colored}; {hued(postnominal)}; {magenta}; {maroon}; {pea-green}; {russet}; {sage, sage-green}; {sea-green}] [Also See: {chromatic}, {colored}, {dark}, {light}.]

Syn: colored, coloured, in color(predicate). [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

buff

adjective

1: of the yellowish-beige color of buff leather

noun

1: an ardent follower and admirer [syn: {fan}, {buff}, {devotee}, {lover}]

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

3: bare skin; naked; "swimming in the buff"

4: a medium to dark tan color [syn: {yellowish brown}, {raw sienna}, {buff}, {caramel}, {caramel brown}]

5: an implement consisting of soft material mounted on a block; used for polishing (as in manicuring) [syn: {buff}, {buffer}]

verb

1: strike, beat repeatedly; "The wind buffeted him" [syn: {buffet}, {buff}]

2: polish and make shiny; "buff the wooden floors"; "buff my shoes" [syn: {buff}, {burnish}, {furbish}]


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