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English noun: buffet

1. buffet (artifact) a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room; has shelves and drawers

Synonymscounter, sideboard

Broader (hypernym)article of furniture, furniture, piece of furniture

Narrower (hyponym)cellaret, credence, credenza, minibar

Part holonymdrawer, shelf

Part meronymdining room, dining-room

2. buffet (food) a meal set out on a buffet at which guests help themselves

Broader (hypernym)meal, repast

Narrower (hyponym)smorgasbord

3. buffet (artifact) usually inexpensive bar

Synonymssnack bar, snack counter

Broader (hypernym)bar

Narrower (hyponym)commissary, milk bar

English verb: buffet

1. buffet (contact) strike against forcefully

SamplesWinds buffeted the tent.

Synonymsbatter, knock about

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)strike

2. buffet (contact) strike, beat repeatedly

SamplesThe wind buffeted him.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)hit

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