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Buff - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Buff' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Buff [ a.]
- A wheel covered with buff leather, and used in polishing cutlery, spoons, etc.
- The bare skin; as, to strip to the buff.
- Made of buff leather.
- Of the color of buff.
- Firm; sturdy.
2 . Buff [ n.]
- 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.
- The color of buff; a light yellow, shading toward pink, gray, or brown.
- A military coat, made of buff leather.
- The grayish viscid substance constituting the buffy coat. See Buffy coat, under Buffy, a.
- A buffet; a blow; -- obsolete except in the phrase "Blindman's buff."
3 . Buff [ v. t.]
- To polish with a buff. See Buff, n., 5.
- To strike.

Meaning of 'Buff' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . buff [ n]
Meaning (1):
- bare skin
Example in sentence:
  • swimming in the buff means to swim naked
2 . buff [ v]
Meaning (2):
- polish and make shiny
Example in sentence:
  • buff my shoes;
  • buff the wooden floors
Meaning (3):
- strike, beat repeatedly
Example in sentence:
  • The wind buffeted him